American Crop Insurance aims to create a digital connection with growers through the partnership with Farmers Edge.
The partnership includes access to Farmers Edge’s vertically integrated farm risk management platform FarmCommand. This has a suite of digital tools to enhance data management for growers and gives them the option to share information with the insurance agency to automate acreage reporting and claim filings.
Powered by in-field sensors and artificial intelligence, the platform transforms data into insights and includes severe weather forecasting, predictive crop models, scouting tools, and automatic crop health change detection to help growers optimise crop production and monitor their fields from anywhere.
Additionally, the platform includes Smart Claim and Smart Reporting, bridging the gap between field data collection and reporting.
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“American Crop Insurance is proud of our high-tech, personalised approach to working with growers, and our partnership with Farmers Edge is enabling us to take it to the next level,” said Jim Stinson, general sales manager, American Crop Insurance.
“We’re excited to create new tailored services for our growers and provide a faster, more efficient way to work together that saves them a lot of time and reduces the headaches of keeping paper-based records. The digital revolution in ag is in full force; paving the way for our growers to realise the benefits of connected farming is one of our top business priorities.”
“Insurance is a data-rich and labor-intensive industry. By creating a seamless connection with their growers, American Crop Insurance can tap into real-time data, ensuring they have the highest-quality data sets to support personalised services,” said Wade Barnes, Farmers Edge CEO and co-founder.
“This partnership positions the agency as a leader in their industry, embracing the changing technological needs of growers while also streamlining internal processes to foster business growth.”
Insurance companies embracing digital tools
With over 291 million insured acres in the United States, insurance companies are embracing digital tools to gain a deeper understanding of their growers’ farm operations and create value-added products. Armed with complete, consistent data that is free from bias, American Crop Insurance says it can proactively manage risk and alert their growers of any pending or predicted claims. The digital connection is to establish season-long engagement, enabling the agency to deliver personalised protection that matches each farm with the right risk mitigation plan, says American Crop Insurance.