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Topcon, MyAgData partner to streamline harvest data sharing

A collaboration between Topcon Agriculture and MyAgData will improve access and data sharing of electronic grain cart load data. The combined effort will create a more streamlined workflow for farmers and a more efficient remittance process for crop insurance adjusters. The recent changes to the USDA’s Risk Management Agency’s Loss Adjustment Manual that address the acceptance of data from “non-stationary” scales will impact this automated solution approach.

Data from Topcon’s Smart Cart can now be used for stand-alone records, which will simplify harvest reporting and the crop insurance claims process. Users simply upload the information from a digital scale-equipped grain cart to Topcon Agriculture Platform digital farm management system.
“We have enabled a streamlined handshake exchange with the MyAgData portal for seamless submission of electronic scale ticket records, similar to the way yield maps are recognized today. The result is less hassle and paperwork, with a more efficient and streamlined reporting process, for both acreages planted and crop harvested or lost in the field. By adding a CL-55 cloud connectivity device, the data can flow seamlessly, making physical paper records obsolete in the process,” says Brian Sorbe, SVP, Topcon Agriculture. 
“This new digitalized process is a milestone in precision agriculture and will allow farmers to submit detailed, accurate planting and yield data faster and easier than ever before,” he says. “The efficiency created here is just one of the many examples of how integrated technology is changing and improving the way the global agricultural industry does business.”
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