News and insight

The latest news and insight across global agriculture.

Uncertainty in preparing for the future

In 2018, Proagrica surveyed the US ag retailer community, reaching out to over 5,000 businesses in the sector, to better understand key issues affecting profitability, growth, and the extent to which data and …

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Greater insight through data collection

Most agribusinesses are already data rich, whether data is collected passively or with a more dedicated goal in mind. However, without a clear vision guided by valuable insights provided by that data, agribusinesses are failing to …

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Top data trends for Agribusiness in 2019

As another year passes, business leaders are wise to examine their current operations and consider their position in the marketplace. 2019 will undoubtedly see further emergence of new data technologies.

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Solutions for all seasons

The amount of data created by growers is continually increasing, from what was planted, sprayed, fertilized and harvested and can inform the decision of what to repeat or avoid the following year. Until recently these records were usually …

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Using the right tools to deliver better service

Our integrated solutions combine data, analytics and workflow tools to drive growth and profit for your business. More than 75% of ag retailers are actively seeking improvements to their current systems, both for themselves …

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What is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Electronic Data Interchange – or EDI for short – is the ability to exchange documents and transactions from computer-to-computer between businesses in a standard electronic format. Agriculture supply chain …

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What is Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is technology that enables a business to process incoming documents, such as customer order PDFs, or scanned invoices, into data that can be automatically received into the organisations …

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What are eCommerce portals

Portals are online platforms that allow businesses to conduct interactions and transactions with customers and suppliers instantly, facilitating a more intuitive and connected operation. An integrated portal solution allows …

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Data security – is transferring data safe?

Data security is a hot topic in digital agriculture. Two concerns dominate the narrative: Is my data secure? Why should my organization share my data? The former is certainly an issue for many, especially in the light of …

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Large vs small business in ag retail

In 2018, Proagrica surveyed the US ag retailer community, reaching out to over 5,000 businesses in the sector, to better understand key issues affecting profitability, growth, and the extent to which data and analytics …

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Effects of commodity pricing

In 2018, Proagrica surveyed the US ag retailer community, reaching out to over 5,000 businesses in the sector, to better understand key issues affecting profitability, growth, and the extent to which data and analytics are …

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Big Data – is it just for big business?

A recent report from Agronomy for Sustainable Development in Australia, surveyed stakeholders in the agriculture industry, specifically focusing on the perceptions and discourse surrounding big data …

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How to increase customer loyalty

In this series, we examine the key challenges facing businesses in the agriculture supply chain, and the benefits gained by adopting digital systems. Businesses relying on manual operations devote extensive resources towards …

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How to respond quicker to customers

In this series, we examine the key challenges facing businesses in the agriculture supply chain, and the benefits gained by adopting digital systems. Manual processing is the standard method of handling customer orders …

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Matt Waits presents at InfoAg conference 2018

In 2018, Proagrica acquired US-based precision agriculture solutions company, SST Software, an alliance set to transform global data capabilities and decision making for agriculture retailers. Matt Waits (President, Americas) …

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Big data recommendations and insights

As Marr (2015)1 points out, the real value associated with big data is not in the vast volumes available but what can now be done with it. He also discusses the danger of being bamboozled by the proliferation of technology …

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The evolution of data in livestock farming

Data connectivity is being hailed as the next major step for livestock farmers who are striving to make their businesses more competitive, offering the ability to derive significant value and make significant decisions backed by …

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Breakthrough technology and the supply chain

Agriculture is an industry subject to technological revolution. Set against a backdrop of feeding a world population of nine billion by 2050, food producers now compete on a global stage. Smart farming and data connectivity …

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How big data will change agriculture

In recent years, big data has become prominent across a variety of economic sectors and is now being increasingly applied to agriculture. Russo (2013)1, states that big data refers to the “generation of enormous …

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