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Farmers Edge Unveils Next Gen Digital Platform, New Solution for Equipment Monitoring

As farmers head to Commodity Classic this week in San Antonio, Texas, they will get the chance to experience firsthand the redesigned FarmCommand platform. Digital ag experts from Farmers Edge will share how FarmCommand provides connectivity across all farm operations and will demonstrate new features that deliver decision support to all stakeholders. In addition, Farmers Edge is also unveiling Smart Cab, which is ideal for growers looking for alternatives to other telematics devices on the market.

“We are thrilled to unveil the next generation of digital farm management at Commodity Classic, where we originally launched FarmCommand,” says Wade Barnes, CEO and cofounder of Farmers Edge. “FarmCommand operates at the speed of digital and is the platform for the new decade, connecting growers with their trusted advisers, including equipment dealers, retailers, agronomists, insurance agents, and farm finance. We work closely with growers and their trusted partners to ensure FarmCommand addresses the evolving challenges across an operation, which is why we’ve redesigned the platform with a simpler, more intuitive interface to support proactive decision-making through every stage of the season."

Currently, FarmCommand processes more than 80 billion unique data points and powers over 1.4 billion imagery layers. Combining robust data sets, unique digital infrastructure, and machine learning, the platform provides intelligent tools for every stage of the season – from seed selection to yield data analytics in the field as well as in the office.

FarmCommand Enhancements

Broader Connectivity. Collectively, all improvements made to FarmCommand contribute to helping growers form secure connections with their trusted advisers. The levels of connectivity have been enhanced to simplify recordkeeping, improve risk management, and establish transparent opportunities to increase profitability. 

Irrigation. In partnership with Lindsay Corporation, Farmers Edge has integrated the company's irrigation technology into its platform. Smart Water combines field-centric data with powerful analytics to support better real-time decision-making and achieve lower in-season operating costs through more efficient use of time, labor, water, and energy. Growers can now view FieldNET data directly in FarmCommand for their irrigation needs, unifying the platforms to create a seamless user experience. 

Enhanced In-Cab Experience. The In-Cab Tool now displays all machines connected to a job, field, or the entire operation. Operators can view equipment values from their entire mixed fleet, as well as their semis, center pivots, weather stations, and soil probes. All FarmCommand data sets are now available within the CanPlug ISOBUS Universal Terminal. From within the app, and the Universal Terminal, equipment operators are alerted to field-centric weather conditions, soil conditions, job status alerting, and push notifications so the right task is performed on the right field at the right time.

One-Tap Imagery. Building on advanced global imagery and the company's crop health change alert technology, FarmCommand now features one-tap imagery. Push notifications alert users of changes in the field and with a single click they are taken directly to a map outlining the affected areas. Users can also access detailed filters to quickly search and review specific imagery, without toggling between layers, which makes scouting 50% more efficient.

Advanced Reporting. Users can create reports for crop planning, weather, equipment, crop stages, scouting, logistics, irrigation, yield, profit, and easily share them with the trusted partners of their choice.

Fleet Management Capabilities. Users can set up customized notifications, including speed and idling for fleet vehicles. Powered by CanPlugX, an on-board diagnostics and telematics device, this seamless integration provides users with complete visibility of their fleet along with real-time insights to reduce costs, improve logistics, and ensure safe working standards.

Yield Prediction. FarmCommand combines machine learning with field-centric moisture data to provide important yield forecasting models, which helps farmers make better marketing, grain handling, and logistics decisions. 

Automatic Flood and Hail Detection. Connecting growers with their insurance providers for simplified claims processing, FarmCommand automatically identifies changes in the field caused by extreme weather conditions, which eliminates the need for growers to assess damage after a storm. An automatic notification alerts users of flood or hail accompanied by an easy-to-read Crop Health Change Map layer that identifies the location and impact of the damage.

Simplified Harvest Management. The CanScale, a grain cart weighing device, connects to load cells on grain carts, and also connects directly to scale heads, for the most accurate and integrated yield data possible. The device is ISOBUS compliant, and wirelessly connects to the In-Cab application, so all grain cart data can be layered and reported against combine yield data, as-applied data, and management zones.

Smart Cab

In response to demand from growers and other ag stakeholders looking for a fleet management solution that fits their unique needs, Farmers Edge is also featuring Smart Cab. It includes professional installation and full-service, ongoing support. 

“With Smart Cab, we are showcasing one of our original products, and pairing it with an optimal user experience that any operation with multiple workers or machines can benefit from,” Barnes says. “The solution provides complete transparency of every machine, operator, and field activity from inside and outside of the cab, simplifying fleet management and improving the reliability of farm records.”

Smart Cab is available now on a unit-based pricing scale with a limited time introductory offer. Below is the special Commodity Classic show pricing.

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