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So a grain company wants all my farm data in season.

A grain company that will remain nameless is coming out with a “program” to collect all cropping information as it pertains to the crop being purchased in season to boot. Right down to fertility program you name it.

Haven’t meet up with them yet on it but understand it’s a voluntary pilot.

Now imagine how handy it would be for the grain company to have all our yield data in hand when it comes to bidding for said crop.

So now I’m working on a politically correct way to say blow me to a bunch of big wig’s from the grain company....

Probably other’s have the same “invite”. Interested on how they are going to deal with it.

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If I acknowledge by process of elimination they don’t remain nameless do they!

Edit: But no.
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i had 'surveys' from Cargill and P&H, just told them that data wasn't readily available ... that was the end of that ..

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And what “services” discounts are they offering in exchange to participants.

- I’d also be demanding a lot of tongue and no teeth as a minimum...
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Satellites take pictures of your farm probably daily.

Land maps show who owns what land. If land is rented it's pretty easy to find out who is renting it.

Satellite maps are scarily accurate to predicting yield. Might not be accurate to an exact bushel per acre but it'll be pretty close.

In that other thread BrianTee said "they" know your entire fertility program anyway since the retails know how much fertilizer you bought. Same goes for herbicide and fungicide.

So enjoy telling them to blow you, they're gonna figure it out anyhow.
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Tell them you are working on a pilot program that collects data on all their sales. Offer to trade them your data for theirs.
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Satellites take pictures of your farm probably daily.

Land maps show who owns what land. If land is rented it's pretty easy to find out who is renting it.

Satellite maps are scarily accurate to predicting yield. Might not be accurate to an exact bushel per acre but it'll be pretty close.

In that other thread BrianTee said "they" know your entire fertility program anyway since the retails know how much fertilizer you bought. Same goes for herbicide and fungicide.

So enjoy telling them to blow you, they're gonna figure it out anyhow.

How about I let them do the work then rather than hand it over on a silver platter....Mkay?

God bless them if they are spending probably in the order of billions on continent wide real time sat imagery and the software to actually process it.

I looked over the “invitation” again and the wording is this isn’t “compulsory” BUT (not in capitals might might as well be) going forward this will be part of the “future”.
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Tell them "Sure, after you send me all YOUR classified business trading info, you brazen Fks!"

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I always tell them they can pay me $X.XX per acre depending on how much info they are going to take. If they are going to extract data from my farm they can pay me their going charge rate. Or they can take a hike! They usually don’t take that too kindly but whatever. If we were smart we’d keep all our data and make THEM sign a farmer data agreement/contract. Pretty sure a few would dry up in a hurry. Just my .02

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