The Climate Corporation and NAU Country Insurance Company Partner to Enable Seamless Crop Insurance Reporting for U.S. Farmers

March 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (March 5, 2019) — The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer, announced today a platform agreement between the company’s industry-leading Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform and NAU Country Insurance Company, a QBE Insurance Company. The new agreement between Climate and NAU Country enhances the digital reporting capabilities for farmers.

“Through our partnership with NAU Country, we can deliver value for farmers and their agents by simplifying the annual task of crop insurance reporting, ” said Mark Young, Chief Technology Officer for The Climate Corporation. “We look forward to working with NAU Country to help bridge the gap between field data collection and reporting to create a more streamlined experience for our shared farmer customers.”

NAU Country Insurance Company is one of the largest federal crop insurance providers in the United States and is considered an industry leader in the digital mapping and precision ag data space. The new collaboration between Climate and NAU Country will help mutual farmer customers and their insurance agents to move planting and harvest data electronically into the NAU Country Precision Farming system, for faster completion and delivery of planting and production reports.

“By enabling farmers to use their data to streamline operation reporting, we are saving them time and reducing errors in the reporting process. Ultimately, this will provide farmers and their agents a more simplified reporting experience, eliminating the need for manual data entry,” said Michael Deal, Chief Marketing Technology Officer at NAU Country Insurance Company. “The opportunities for innovation of existing processes, as well as building out new ways to help farmers remain profitable in current market conditions is what makes our partnership with The Climate Corporation exciting."

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 Climate FieldView digital agriculture platform is 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 continues to expand into new global regions. As innovation in the digital agriculture space continues to accelerate rapidly around the globe, Climate continues to explore partnership opportunities to provide farmers with the insights they need to improve their productivity.

To date, Climate has announced partnerships with more than 50 platform partners globally. For more information about the Climate FieldView platform, contact a local FieldView dealer, or visit climate.com. If you are interested in partnering with The Climate Corporation, please visit climate.com/partners.

For more information about NAU Country, please visit the Company’s website at www.naucountry.com.

About Bayer

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 amounted to 2.6 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.2 billion euros. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.

About NAU Country Insurance Company

NAU Country Insurance Company, a QBE Insurance Company, is a leading multi-peril crop insurance company passionate about serving the American farmer and supporting their agents in the continental U.S. Headquartered in Ramsey, MN with branch offices in 10 locations, NAU Country has grown over the years by providing outstanding customer service and leading-edge technology. NAU Country is currently licensed in 48 states and employs over 700 field and office staff across the country. As a division of QBE Insurance Group Ltd., one of the top 20 insurers worldwide, NAU Country has the financial strength for today's insurance environment. For more information, visit www.naucountry.com.

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