CLAAS OF AMERICA AND THE CLIMATE CORPORATION ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION EFFORTS

DECATUR, IL (Aug. 30, 2017) — CLAAS of America and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced today at the Farm Progress Show that they are in discussions to implement data connectivity capabilities that will enable farmers to seamlessly flow data from CLAAS machinery into Climate’s industry-leading Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform using the Climate FieldView™ Drive device.

The Climate Corporation’s FieldView Drive is a device that connects to the CAN diagnostic port of compatible equipment, such as a tractor, sprayer or combine, and wirelessly maps field data into a farmer’s Climate FieldView account. The companies expect that beginning in Fall 2017, the FieldView Drive will be compatible with CLAAS LEXION combines and CLAAS JAGUAR forage harvesters, providing more farmers the ability to experience simple data collection and storage, as well as enhanced field map visualization and harvest data analysis, through one connected digital ag platform.

“We are delighted with the co-development that has been taking place between The Climate Corporation and CLAAS of America in our efforts to enable field data compatibility,” said Brandon Olstad, platform manager for Efficient Agriculture Systems by CLAAS. “We look forward to delivering near real-time, in-cab harvest data to the Climate FieldView platform, where our customers can benefit from all of Climate’s powerful digital tools for optimized decision-making.”

Data is generated from the CLAAS Quantimeter yield and moisture measurement systems, and a simple in-cab plug and play architecture allows for the data flow to take place. In turn, the FieldView Drive will seamlessly transfer field data into a farmer’s Climate FieldView account, where they can easily visualize and analyze their yield data, right in the field.

“Helping farmers get all their data in one place, including the data generated from their farming equipment, is a core focus at Climate,” said Max Dougherty, business development account lead for The Climate Corporation. “We are committed to helping every farmer connect their data, across equipment brands, to the Climate FieldView platform so they can experience deeper field insights. We’re pleased to collaborate with CLAAS of America to help even more farmers gain a better understanding of their fields and enhance their productivity through transformative digital tools.”

In August 2016, The Climate Corporation announced that it would extend the Climate FieldView platform to enable other ag innovators to build upon and complement Climate’s digital tools with additional data layers. Through this collaboration with CLAAS of America, farmers will be able to experience even greater value from one centralized digital ag platform.

In less than two growing seasons, the Climate FieldView platform has quickly become the most broadly connected platform in the United States and has continued to expand into new global regions, including expansion into Canada and Brazil. Officially launched in 2015, the Climate FieldView platform is on more than 100 million acres across the United States, Canada and Brazil, with more than 100,000 users engaging in Climate’s digital tools. Backed by the most powerful data science engine and most extensive field research network in the agriculture industry, the Climate FieldView platform delivers customized insights that help farmers make data-driven decisions with confidence to maximize yield potential, improve efficiency and manage risk.

CLAAS constantly strives to ensure a better harvest with premium products designed for maximum throughput, efficiency and reliability. The smart technologies offered on CLAAS harvesting equipment dynamically accommodate changing harvest conditions and monitor field performance for greater farming intelligence. Their open platforms make it easy to share data with the Climate FieldView platform and other precision farming technology providers.

For more information about CLAAS of America, visit www.claasofamerica.com.

To learn more about the Climate FieldView platform, contact your local Climate dealer or visit climate.com.
About CLAAS of America

CLAAS of America Inc. offers a wide variety of technologically innovative hay tool, baler, self-propelled forage harvester and combine harvester products to provide growers optimum performance in the field. These products are designed by a dedicated engineering staff located at numerous worldwide factories focused on the production and design of harvesting equipment. The design, performance and reliability of this equipment have made CLAAS an international market leader. For more information, visit www.claas.com
About The Climate Corporation

The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, aims to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. The integrated Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform provides farmers with a comprehensive, connected suite of digital tools. Bringing together seamless field data collection, advanced agronomic modeling and local weather monitoring into simple mobile and web software solutions, the Climate FieldView platform gives farmers a deeper understanding of their fields so they can make more informed operating decisions to optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk. For more information, please visit www.climate.com or follow the company on Twitter@climatecorp
About Monsanto Company

Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops – such as corn, soybeans, and cotton – that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, our commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated employees, please visit: discover.monsanto.com and monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at twitter.com/MonsantoCo.

 

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