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Industry News For September 2019

New Web-Based Tool Analyzes Aerial Data And Imagery

Adama Eagle EyeAdama Eagle Eye powered by Agremo offers an advanced analysis of aerial data and imagery that helps growers protect yields more efficiently through user-friendly maps, statistics and other tools.

Insights from this web-based tool lead to lower production costs and higher yields for growers looking to turn their drone-collected images into actionable and accurate data.

The Eagle Eye analysis reports use aerial footage to simplify field scouting and take the guesswork out of crop progress.

The technology is backed by Agremo, a company that focuses on simplicity in precision agriculture. The Eagle Eye tool uses high-end technology that’s easy to use, easy to grasp and easy to run to help drone operators and agricultural consultants and producers achieve higher outputs.

The technology was successfully applied in more than 100 countries on more than 100 crop types for various plant counting and plant health analytics.

Jake Brodsgaard, CEO at Adama US, says, “We’re excited to offer this extended service to our customers and contribute to the effective use of agriculture inputs.

“This advanced technology, coupled with Adama’s broad portfolio of solutions, extends the value we bring growers.”

To learn more, please visit www.adamaeagleeye.com.

USDA Details Trade Damage Estimate Calculations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a detailed accounting of how it estimated trade damage from trade disruptions for its support package for farmers announced July 25.

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USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist developed an estimate of gross trade damages for commodities with assessed retaliatory tariffs by China, India, the European Union and Turkey to set commodity payment rates and purchase levels. The department employed the same approach often used in adjudicating World Trade Organization trade dispute cases.

“Just as we did before, we want to be transparent about this process and how our economists arrived at the numbers they did,” says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

“Our farmers and ranchers work hard to feed the United States and the world, and they need to know USDA was thorough, methodical and as accurate as possible in making these estimates.

“We listened to feedback from farmers on last year’s programs and incorporated many of those suggestions into today’s programs. While no formula can be perfect in addressing concerns from all commodities, we did everything we could to accommodate everyone.”

A full description of the Trade Damage Estimation for the Market Facilitation Program and Food Purchase and Distribution Program is available at https://bit.ly/2NqyHiM.