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CIBO launches U.S. farmland intelligence platform

The platform generates proprietary insights for each parcel, and also provides access to publicly available data for farmers, investors, lenders, and other stakeholders in agriculture and the rural land economy.

CIBO, the developer of a land intelligence platform that delivers intelligence about hundreds of millions of acres of farmland across the United States, launched its farmland intelligence platform. The platform generates proprietary insights for each parcel of farmland, and also provides access to publicly available data for farmers, investors, lenders, and other stakeholders in agriculture and the rural land economy.

Past and in-season management practices and yields

CIBO’s proprietary insights include land and lease valuation, productivity, stability, and environmental impact for each parcel. Additionally, past and in-season management practices and yields are provided, as well as the impact of various management practices and weather on the future productivity and value of a parcel. Valuation, predicted yield, crops planted, and environmental impact can also be aggregated at a portfolio, county, state, or national level.

Additionally, the platform makes public data, including owner information, tax information, weather, satellite images, and soil maps easily accessible to users. The end result is a platform that is to modernise the way stakeholders evaluate farmland.

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Farmland in Denver, Colorado.  CIBO's platform makes public data, including owner information, tax information, weather, satellite images, and soil maps easily accessible to users. - Photo: AFP
Farmland in Denver, Colorado. CIBO's platform makes public data, including owner information, tax information, weather, satellite images, and soil maps easily accessible to users. - Photo: AFP

No farmer data or user input required

CIBO says it delivers this information – at the parcel level and at a national scale – without requiring farmer data or user input. CIBO amasses vast amounts of public and private data, and processes it using its proprietary ecosystem simulation, data science and computer vision, supported by artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

Users access the platform from a web browser or mobile app, and can search parcels locally or nationally against over 20 criteria, including all the proprietary and public metrics.

Insight into the environmental effects of farming

The platform also provides deep insight into the environmental effects of farming, calculating impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions, nitrate leaching, and carbon accumulation in the soil over time. The platform creates a quantified sustainability footprint for each parcel, encouraging regenerative agricultural practices that result in both economic benefit and the greater social good.

CIBO plans to provide an objective view of all land across the United States.

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