Nebraska’s Frontier Cooperative one of the first users of this integration
FARGO, N.D., July 19, 2021 – Bushel, an independently owned software company for growers, grain buyers, ag retailers, protein producers and food companies, announced today an integration with EFC Systems’ FieldAlytics agronomy and farm planning software. This integration will allow growers to easily access FieldAlytics through their grain facilities’ mobile app powered by the Bushel platform. Full integration to EFC’s Merchant Ag is slated for 2022.
“Giving our growers the ability to access their FieldAlytics plans through our Bushel-powered mobile app is a convenient, easy way to keep us both on the same page,” said Ryan Meister, Vice President of Digital Transformation at Frontier Cooperative. “As an ag retailer, this gives us the ability to reach more growers and provide more value within the limited time we have.”
The FieldAlytics app provides spatial, detailed financial models based on scouting, sampling, planning and fertility activities. The integration into the Bushel platform provides a more centralized, digital experience between growers and ag retailers. Because farm plans are a living document, the latest version can be accessed by any customer using Bushel Mobile as their grower-facing mobile app. FieldAlytics allows ag retailers to more efficiently manage fleet dispatching and product placement while more accurately forecasting inventory needs.
“This is a great opportunity for ag retailers that use both the FieldAlytics and Bushel platforms to have a better digital experience for their growers,” said Ernie Chappell, President and founder, EFC Systems. “The data insights provided by FieldAlytics provide better data-driven decisions that transitions the conversation from price to value.”
Current grain data-sharing processes are manual and fragmented, resulting in lost productivity and revenue potential. Bushel’s technologies aim to solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges and bring the grain supply chain together through connected, standardized and properly-permissioned data.
“Technology collaborations are critical to build a digital infrastructure that makes sense from all points of the supply chain,” said Jake Joraanstad, CEO and Co-Founder of Bushel. “By providing critical information seamlessly, ag retailers can help guide their growers to more profitability and more time savings.”
For existing Bushel customers utilizing FieldAlytics:
Please take a moment to fill out this form and let our Integrations team know you’d like to display grower FieldAlytics data in your Bushel app.
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Bushel is an independently owned software company and leading provider of software technology solutions for growers, grain buyers, ag retailers, protein producers and food companies, headquartered in Fargo, N.D. Since launching in 2017, Bushel’s platform has grown rapidly, now powering nearly 2,000 grain facilities across the U.S. and Canada with real-time business information for their producers. Bushel’s platform now reaches 40% of grain origination in the United States, resulting in inarguably the largest technology network effect among growers and grain buyers in the U.S. today. $22 billion of grain is contracted annually within Bushel’s ecosystem. Bushel’s product suite includes its flagship mobile app, websites, trading tools, market feeds, API services and a custom software division focused on agriculture. Bushel has been focused on building software since the company was founded in 2011. Data privacy is a cornerstone of Bushel’s philosophy. Read here Bushel’s Data Ethos.
About EFC Systems, Inc.
EFC Systems, Inc. is a 30-year-old technology solutions provider focused on improving farm profitability and retailer operational efficiency. Our solutions provide enterprise functionality to retailer and service providers and growers through FieldAlytics, a comprehensive field management system with the optional AgSolver planning for profit engine. Our Merchant Ag ERP platform helps retailers manage their profitability, risk and resource management. Our solutions support and enhance digital interaction between growers and retail service providers while also taking data and turning it into actionable insights.
About Frontier Cooperative
Frontier Cooperative is a full-service, member-owned ag cooperative operating approximately 60 locations throughout east and southeast Nebraska. Frontier offers products and services in grain, agronomy, feed and energy and has been proudly serving local producers for over 100 years.