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Farm Management Software

Farm Safety: Best Practices Before, During and After Harvest

Harvest brings plenty of angst — whether it’s a flash drought that revs up your schedule, unusual maturity variability, or more crop in than you can store. It’s also the time when many farm accidents happen. Regardless of where you are with your crop, it’s essential to keep farm safety top of mind. Here are […]

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Dig Out From the Farm Spreadsheet Pile

Five years ago, Steve Dewey of Tim Dewey Farms, relied on spreadsheets to manage farm data, such as tracking accounting, crop insurance, fertilizer, seed, and other operational tasks. “It was like spreadsheets were growing out of spreadsheets,” Steve said. “We needed to get better organized.”  Finding a Better Way to Manage Farm Data  In the […]

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An Introduction to Crop Management Software (CMS)

Farmers have invested in technology for decades. Auto-steer, variable rate, biotechnology and other innovations were all quickly adopted by farms. But farms have not invested as heavily in Crop Management Software versus other technologies. Why not? The real reason has little to do with farmers themselves. Until recently, Crop Management Software (CMS) couldn’t deliver significant […]

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Old Habits Die Hard: Introducing New Software to Established Farm Teams

Old habits die hard. Sometimes they don’t ever die, even if they come at an obvious cost. Author Douglas Adams wrote three principles about new technologies that could fit most farm CEO’s looking into new management technologies for farm operations: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and […]

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Are You REALLY Ready for Farm Management Software?

2016 is here, and with the new year comes a whole new set of financial, operational and agronomic decisions to be made for the next growing season. With the economic environment expected to continue to be tough, 2016 also seems to be the year when farmers will truly begin to look at their farm’s data […]

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The Real Value of Farm Data

Granular was featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article about farmers profiting from data generated on their farms. I wanted to expand on the ideas explored in that article and Granular’s perspective on the applications for farm data. Before co-founding Granular, I was an executive at Nielsen, a $6 billion global company that sells […]

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How Much is Your Farm’s Intellectual Property Worth?

Historically, debates about intellectual property (IP) on the farm have centered around the use and licensing of genetic traits, and the companies that own them.  New ag hardware and software tools have quickly expanded the concept the IP on a farm. Sensor technology, equipment-based data, and farm management software are creating a whole new class […]

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