Trimble announced that it is providing farmers with enhanced commodities markets information as part of its Connected Farm™ solution powered by DTN/The Progressive Farmer. The information is available to all farmers using Trimble’s Connected Farm dashboard, a Web portal that provides one central location for farmers to view key information impacting their operations. With this enhancement, Trimble continues to make Connected Farm a trusted source of quality information for growers.

In the commodities section of the Connected Farm dashboard, farmers are now able to view local cash bid prices by postal code and futures market commodity prices delayed by only 10 minutes. This gives users the ability to monitor the value of their crops so they are better able to determine when and where they should be selling them in order to maximize profits.

In the Connected Farm dashboard, farmers can also view their weather forecast, daily rainfall totals, Doppler radar maps, farming tasks, field boundaries, fleet locations and monitor irrigation systems. With this information, farmers are able to make more informed management decisions for their farming operation. For example, knowing daily rainfall totals can help growers determine whether to run irrigators or not, or determine a specialized irrigation prescription based on differing rainfall amounts across the field. The Connected Farm dashboard is customizable and accessible via Internet-enabled devices such as desktop and notebook personal computers, smartphones and tablets, and the Trimble® TMX-2050™ display.

“With the enhanced commodities information now available on the Connected Farm dashboard, Trimble is providing tools that can enable farmers to make timely decisions around commodities pricing to maximize their profits,” said Levi Kettle, business area director of Trimble’s Agriculture Division. “By offering this information to all Connected Farm users, and in one location, we are providing farmers with a convenient place to view important data that can impact their operations.”

The Connected Farm dashboard is a free Web portal. To set up an account, visit:  www.connectedfarm.com. To view rainfall totals, monitor irrigation systems or for fleet management, customers will need to purchase these services. Locate a Trimble reseller atwww.trimble.com/locatorfor more information.

Trimble’s Connected Farm solution includes a robust suite of recently announced features including variable rate prescription mapping tools for the farmer and advisor as well as a financial profit and loss summary for each field.