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Farm Data

The Right Time to Start Activating Data

When it comes to activating (and maximizing) your farm data, the right time to start is right now.  Through Granular’s work in helping farms manage data management implementation, we’ve learned that there are several key barriers that often keep farmers from getting started on their journey towards having data make a quantifiable difference for their […]

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Considering farm expansion? Start with these 5 steps

One of the undeniable truths of farming is that there are finite methods to increase operational profit: squeeze as much yield as you can out of your ground, limit input costs and make smart decisions about operating expenses. But after you’ve exhausted all of these options, meeting your long-term operational goals will eventually require answering […]

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Critical Management Practices of the Digital-Forward Farm

Farmers are collecting reams of data, and the majority that use it report a positive yield impact from their data-informed decisions. According to a recent study on farm data usage by Purdue University, many farmers are using data to influence fertilizer application, seeding rate, and drainage decisions with positive results for their business.  Here at […]

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Control What You Can: 3 Tips from Profitable Farms

By now, crops are in, bushels are counted, and you’re planning your next crop. Whether you’re wrangling spreadsheets or using digital tools like Granular to sift through the numbers, profitable farms are taking time to review 2020 and analyze the decisions that made them money. Where you fall on profit for the year will be […]

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Rural Broadband Expansion Promises Improved AgTech Solutions

Farmers want to farm, not wait on digital files to upload. How “smart” can your farm be and how will “digital solutions” help when your rural internet connectivity is slow, spotty and in some cases, non-existent? Well, there’s plenty of good news about future connectivity for America’s farmers. Even for the most remote and unpopulated areas of […]

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John Deere Equipment: What Your Farm Data is Telling You

Farms are collecting more data than ever before. But your John Deere equipment data doesn’t pay off if it stays in the drawer. “If you don’t have data to manage, you have nothing,” said Shawn Feikema from Circle F Farms in Minnesota. “Anyone can put seed in the ground but it’s what you do with […]

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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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The Data-Driven Harvest Moisture Insights You Need to Know

Harvest moisture is a hot topic this time of year, and agronomists and researchers have varying opinions and recommendations. It’s a complex but important topic — leaving crops to dry down in the field can save on drying costs and processor moisture penalties, but also opens up exposure to yield loss.  There are a lot […]

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