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Variability In Weather Affects Key Decisions

By: Andy Nadler Agricultural Meteorologist, Farmers Edge One of the greatest challenges in farming is dealing with variability. Soil varies from one field to the next and within a single field. Input and commodity prices change from day-to-day. While these factors...

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Why So Many Weather Stations?

By: Andy Nadler, Product Manager – Weather Farmers Edge has been preaching the message of field-centric data for a long time. We believe that information collected from the actual field produces the most accurate results – period. Whether it's historical weather...

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How to Effectively Apply Fertilizer This Spring

  By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist As discussed in a previous blog, the spring of 2017 is going to be challenging on several fronts. Fertilizer is one that should also demand a lot of attention. You may not be able to fertilize your crops with the same plan...

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Dealing with Ruts this Spring

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist It is no secret that discussions around what to do with ruts dominated many “coffee row” discussions this winter. These ruts developed from combines and grain carts operating in wet fields last October or November. Some of...

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Tips for Seeding: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist The quote from Lee Childs – “Hope for the best, plan for the worst” couldn’t be more descriptive of what growers can expect heading into spring planting. Estimates range from 2 to 2.5 million acres of unharvested crop still in...

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From my Early Days on the Farm

By: Wade Barnes There are days when I take a step back and look at where Farmers Edge is today and I am amazed. It has come a long way from a staff of two farm boys working in my basement to a team of over 350 employees, operating in 5 countries worldwide.  But to be...

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Congratulations to Seth Lura

Congratulations to Seth Lura of North Dakota – the winner of our Commodity Classic sweepstakes! Thank you to everyone who entered!  Stay tuned on March 3rd, as we make a big announcement at the show.

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Tradeshow Promotion

2017 Commodity Classic Sweepstakes Official Rules Farmers Edge Sweepstakes – Win a Trip to Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas from March 2-4, 2017!   NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE...

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Farmers Edge is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology   Winnipeg, MB & Shakopee, MN – January 23, 2017: Farmers Edge™, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2017...

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Top Producer Contest Winner

Congratulations to Justin Sherlock of Dazey, North Dakota - the winner of our Top Producer Sweepstakes! Justin will join Farmers Edge at the Top Producer Seminar in Chicago, January 24th-27th to learn more about emerging technologies and trends in the agriculture...

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Using High Tech to Make Farm Decisions

Raj Khosla, professor of precision agriculture at Colorado State University, challenged farmers to think about how far the technology of agriculture has come in the past 40 years to gauge what farming will look like in 2057. He showed a picture of a Global Positioning...

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Tech Tools Add Insight

The last decade farmers have adopted new technologies that allow them to map yields during harvest, develop grid maps from soil testing, log tractor and sprayer passes with GPS equipment and maybe take flyover maps with unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Putting...

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Why So Many Weather Stations?

By: Andy Nadler, Product Manager – Weather Farmers Edge has been preaching the message of field-centric data for a long time. We believe that information collected from the actual field produces the most accurate results – period. Whether it's historical weather...

read more

How to Effectively Apply Fertilizer This Spring

  By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist As discussed in a previous blog, the spring of 2017 is going to be challenging on several fronts. Fertilizer is one that should also demand a lot of attention. You may not be able to fertilize your crops with the same plan...

read more

Dealing with Ruts this Spring

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist It is no secret that discussions around what to do with ruts dominated many “coffee row” discussions this winter. These ruts developed from combines and grain carts operating in wet fields last October or November. Some of...

read more

Tips for Seeding: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist The quote from Lee Childs – “Hope for the best, plan for the worst” couldn’t be more descriptive of what growers can expect heading into spring planting. Estimates range from 2 to 2.5 million acres of unharvested crop still in...

read more

From my Early Days on the Farm

By: Wade Barnes There are days when I take a step back and look at where Farmers Edge is today and I am amazed. It has come a long way from a staff of two farm boys working in my basement to a team of over 350 employees, operating in 5 countries worldwide.  But to be...

read more

Congratulations to Seth Lura

Congratulations to Seth Lura of North Dakota – the winner of our Commodity Classic sweepstakes! Thank you to everyone who entered!  Stay tuned on March 3rd, as we make a big announcement at the show.

read more

Tradeshow Promotion

2017 Commodity Classic Sweepstakes Official Rules Farmers Edge Sweepstakes – Win a Trip to Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas from March 2-4, 2017!   NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE...

read more

Farmers Edge is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology   Winnipeg, MB & Shakopee, MN – January 23, 2017: Farmers Edge™, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2017...

read more

Top Producer Contest Winner

Congratulations to Justin Sherlock of Dazey, North Dakota - the winner of our Top Producer Sweepstakes! Justin will join Farmers Edge at the Top Producer Seminar in Chicago, January 24th-27th to learn more about emerging technologies and trends in the agriculture...

read more