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Deere buys up ag software maker Harvest Profit

Software's integrations with non-Deere systems to continue

A North Dakota company whose software is used to help farmers gauge a crop’s profitability on a field-by-field basis will now run with the Deere. John Deere on Nov. 12 announced it has acquired Fargo-based Harvest Profit for an undisclosed sum. Harvest Profit — whose software was already integrated with the John Deere Operations Center […] Read more

AGI buys ag business management software muscle

Grain handling equipment maker Ag Growth Industries (AGI) plans to level up on its SureTrack farm management software platform with a deal for another Canadian player in the same business. Winnipeg-based AGI announced Thursday it has bought all outstanding shares in Oakville, Ont.-based Affinity Management Ltd., developer of the Compass brand of farm and agribusiness […] Read more


Telus buys Farm At Hand

Vancouver farm management software development firm Farm At Hand has become an arm of one of the Big Five in Canada’s communication services sector. Farm At Hand, which makes the cloud-based Crop Planner software suite for farmers and the Farm At Hand Agronomy suite for agronomists, announced Tuesday it has been wholly acquired by Telus […] Read more

MachineSync allows for synchronized operation of tractor and combine operation during in-field combine unloading.

New software updates from John Deere

Deere’s Gen 4 displays and Machine 
Sync get improvements

In February, John Deere released its 19-1 software update, which it says will “Further enhance the automation, documentation, functionality and security of its Generation 4, 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Displays.” “It also enables Gen 4 Display compatibility with more John Deere equipment,” said John Mishler, marketing manager for precision ag technologies, in a press […] Read more



Deere introduced the StarFire 6000 receiver in June, along with announcing the availability of the SF3 enhanced-correction signal.

New John Deere guidance receiver

John Deere has again updated its satellite guidance product line with the introduction of the StarFire 6000 receiver and new SF3 signal correction. In a June press announcement, the company claims these new product offerings will give customers “greater precision capabilities, accuracy and uptime.” “The StarFire 6000 Receiver offers a full range of differential correction […] Read more