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Zurich expands precision ag services through John Deere connection

Zurich North America’s crop insurance business has connected to farm data management software John Deere Operations Center, through John Deere’s API Services.

The connection expands Rural Community Insurance Services’ (RCIS) existing precision agriculture offerings and allows its insureds to electronically connect their field data to RCIS systems for a more seamless, accurate and secure crop insurance reporting experience.

Zurich says the cloud-based John Deere Operations Center tool makes the process of recording and reporting planting and production information simpler and more streamlined.

With this new connection, and at no extra cost to RCIS policyholders, farmers utilizing the John Deere Operations Center can access, analyze, manage and share their completed planting or harvest data from their accounts.

With the farmers’ permission, agents can directly pull the data into RCIS FarmMapssm mapping system to generate reports for removing the hassle of paperwork, travel, manual entry and human error.

“We’re excited about this new connection with John Deere Operations Center to offer best-in-class precision ag services to keep farmers doing what they do best, which is providing food, feed, fuel and fiber to a growing world population,” said Mike Day, Head of RCIS for Zurich North America.

“As precision ag continues to play a vital role on the farm, we will continue to innovate in this area to address our customers’ evolving risk management needs now and in the future.”

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