(IARN) — Precision Ag data is nothing new. We have had it around for many years. What you may not realize is the rate of growth in this technology. Just over this past year, we have seen a growth rate of 400% in the use of precision ag tools. The tools are as varied as the companies out there. Everybody seems to have their own system. So, with data coming in from so many different sources, how do the people who need it, make sense of it all. Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) has made upgrades to their data platforms to make proper use of all the information that is sent to them for their crop reporting maps.
Billy Meade is with RCIS, he talks about the importance of making all this varied data work in a way that allows them to compile it in a useful form. The secret is to take all this information and find ways of converting it into one piece of information. Many of the vendors were willing to work with RCIS to make this happen.
For more information, along with audio comments from Billy Meade, visit the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.
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