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The Agronomic Factors You Need to Weigh Before Rotating in 2021

Any farmer knows what works for one field or crop won’t necessarily work for another. Agronomic factors influence every crop decision — everything from farming practices to geographic considerations like soil type, slope and weather can impact what works in your fields. Pioneer has been studying regional crop rotation for decades, so we asked Pioneer Agronomy […]

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Soybean Rallies and 2021 Crop Planning: Advice from a Marketing Expert

With this year’s growing season now in the rearview mirror, you’re likely turning more of your attention to crop planning for the next one. Our research shows that 20-40% of most farmer’s acres are flexible for crop choice — meaning there’s still time for acres to be drafted to #teamcorn or #teambeans. This year, marketing […]

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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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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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Top Three Ways Data Science Will Change AgTech in 2020

As part of the data science team here at Granular, I recently had the opportunity to convene a session on advances in agriculture at the largest earth sciences conference in the world, hosted by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). This conference brought more than 20,000 scientists from a multitude of disciplines together to discuss the […]

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Making the Most of Growing Season 2019

The spring of 2019 has certainly been one for the history books. Between the flooding, excessive rainfall and mud that many in the Corn Belt have experienced, it’s been a frustrating year in farming for those who depend on Mother Nature to be a decent business partner. When you add in trade and commodity price […]

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Five Reasons to Farm Beyond Spreadsheets

When it comes to managing the wealth of information that comes with farming every year, many in ag have been using Excel spreadsheets for decades. However, with the increasing complexities of farming, dynamic decisions are required —and numbers are continually changing. And so the question becomes: can you make the best decisions for your operation […]

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What Percentage of Cropland Acres Are Absentee Owned?

According to the USDA’s 2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) Survey, 39% of the 916M agricultural acres in the U.S. are rented. And a good portion of those rented acres are owned by individuals or partnerships who do not directly farm the land. There is speculation that absentee owners, cropland owners who […]

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