Loveland, Colo. (April 18, 2019) – Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution, Inc. (Pinnacle), a leading agriculture retailer, announced today a strategic partnership with The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer, to bring more farmers data-driven, digital tools through the Climate FieldView™ platform to help them optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk.
“Climate FieldView is another tool in Pinnacle’s robust toolbox,” said Rob Marchbank, Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle. “With the foundation of strong, lasting relationships built locally, we are committed to bringing farmers strategic options for how to continue to optimize their farming operations. Climate FieldView, along with our own precision ag tool, OptiGro®, will bring farmers even greater certainty about where, when and how much they will yield, ultimately leading to improved productivity and greater return on their investment.”
As the agricultural industry continues to evolve, innovative farming tools and technologies are becoming crucial to increasing production. Climate FieldView helps farmers gain a deeper understanding of their fields year-round with tools that easily collect and store data, analyze crop performance and optimize inputs. Pinnacle’s national reach and local expertise, combined with Climate FieldView’s robust analytics, can unlock the power of data to help farmers make more informed decisions for their operations.
“Together with Pinnacle, we can provide farmer customers with superior service and agronomic solutions to help them get the most out of every acre,” said Mike Stern, CEO of The Climate Corporation and Head of Digital Farming at Bayer. “This collaboration further solidifies our commitment to accelerate digital ag innovation and help farmers harness their data to maximize all their management decisions.”
The Climate Corporation’s mission is to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. First launched in the United States in 2015, the company’s Climate FieldView™ platform gives farmers a deeper understanding of their fields so they can make more informed operating decisions. FieldView is currently on more than 60 million paid acres across the United States, Canada, Brazil and Europe. It has quickly become the most broadly connected platform in the industry and will continue to expand into other global regions over the next few years. For more information, visit www.climate.com.
Farmers across the country turn to Pinnacle for all their farm input and supply needs—including the latest precision agriculture technologies. As a trusted advisor to farmers, Pinnacle delivers deep agronomic expertise, value-enhancing inputs and personal service. Expanding farmers access to digital ag technologies with Climate FieldView, combined with Pinnacle’s expertise to analyze and interpret data collected, ensures farmers are getting the most return on their investment.
About Pinnacle Agriculture
Pinnacle Agriculture is a leading agricultural retail and wholesale distribution business. Headquartered in Loveland, Colorado, the company operates through Pinnacle Agriculture, Sanders®, AgVenture® Pinnacle, and Meridian Agriculture Distribution™ serving farmers across27 states. Pinnacle is multifaceted in its operations, which include seed production and sales, agricultural chemical distribution, bulk handling of fertilizer, precision agriculture services, and general merchandise for farming. For more information about Pinnacle Agriculture, visit www.pinnacleag.com.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2018, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of 39.6 billion euros. Capital expenditures innovation and amounted to 2.6 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.2 billion euros. For more information, visit www.bayer.com.