While our annual CropLife 100 ranking is based on sales from crop inputs (e.g., seed, fertilizer, crop protection products) and custom application, it doesn’t include other key categories such as precision ag services and products. And yet we still track this additional information to help us get a more complete understanding of the revenue portfolios of the largest ag retailers in the country. As it turns out, our audience really wants to know this critical information, too.
Precision ag revenue rank: 10
CropLife 100 rank: 51
Profile: Ag Partners is a leader in precision agriculture. Its award-winning InSiteCDM program, combined with its variable rate technology offerings, will set you up for success.
Precision ag revenue rank: 9
CropLife 100 rank: 36
Profile: Central Advantage GS from Central Farm Service is a leading precision ag platform in Southern Minnesota. By using Central Advantage GS data analysis tools we are able put the information together in one source to help you utilize your data efficiently to help you achieve maximum return.
Precision ag revenue rank: 8
CropLife 100 rank: 8
Profile: Agtegra Cooperative is an innovative, farmer-owned grain and agronomy cooperative with more than 6,700 active member-owners in eastern North and South Dakota. In addition to offering grain and agronomy services, Agtegra offers its members aerial application services, fuel, feed, and precision ag hardware and software products and services. Photo: Agtegra Warner facility.
Precision ag revenue rank: 7
CropLife 100 rank: 3
Profile: Simplot Grower Solutions offers a full-suite of services for farm operations, including custom blending and application, field scouting, pest trapping, farm data management, and more. The Simplot SmartFarm harnesses modern technology, precise data, and boots-on-the-ground agronomy to produce real-time recommendations for variable rate applications.
Precision ag revenue rank: 6
CropLife 100 rank: 19
Profile: The Sunrise Precision Solutions (SPS) team works to continually provide a comprehensive portfolio of precision ag services. These services are designed to enable progressive growers to meet their economic, agronomic, and sustainability objectives through the incorporation of technology.
Precision ag revenue rank: 5
CropLife 100 rank: 6
Profile: CHS provides precision agriculture solutions to farmers across the country. Dedicated to supporting farmer profitability and the latest agronomic practices, the cooperative's solutions help meet the crop production and data management needs of every operation.
Precision ag revenue rank: 4
CropLife 100 rank: 5
Profile: Wilbur-Ellis serves growers across 23 states with more than 150 retail outlets. Its precision ag services are highlighted by its AgVerdict software, which combines field-specific data with the agronomists’ knowledge for a strategic decision-making toolkit.
Precision ag revenue rank: 3
CropLife 100 rank: 2
Profile: Helena Agri-Enterprises is one of the foremost agronomic solutions providers in the U.S. Helena markets and sells inputs that improve agricultural productivity for greater customer returns. This includes seed and seed treatments, fertilizer and application services, crop protectants, financial services, and precision ag services.
Precision ag revenue rank: 2
CropLife 100 rank: 4
Profile: GROWMARK FS is a subsidiary of the third largest agricultural retailer (GROWMARK, Inc.) in the U.S. Products and services offered to growers include seed, plant nutrients, lime, crop protection materials, custom application, delivery, and precision agriculture. Photo: Growmark FS in Bridgeport, NJ.
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Precision ag revenue rank: 1
CropLife 100 rank: 1
Profile: The precision ag services at Nutrien Ag Solutions is highlighted by its Echelon platform, which allows you to quickly work through layers of information, including planning, soil mapping, as-applied data, and yield results. Local Nutrien Ag Solutions crop advisers work with customers to arrive at a variable rate seed and nutrient prescription.
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As always, we asked CropLife 100 survey respondents to provide their estimated revenue in precision agriculture services/products. While CropLife has partnered with Purdue University for years in surveying retailers on their precision farming adoption and the specific services offered, our top 100 survey gets to the bottom line (although we keep precise dollar amounts confidential).
What’s not surprising about the top 10 ag retailers with the most revenue in precision ag services/products is who is on the list. It’s the big names you’d expect, with eight of the 10 companies among the top 20 retailers in the overall top 100 ranking. To take it a step further, these 10 companies accounted for $727.1 million in precision ag service revenue in 2021, which was a 90% share of total CropLife 100 precision ag sales. To find out which retailers made the list (in reverse order of sales), view the slideshow above.
Editor’s note: Companies included in the CropLife 100 listings were limited to independent dealerships and cooperatives that offer fertilizer, crop protection, seed, and custom application services. Figures do not include a host of services, such as data management, consulting/scouting, or grain elevator revenue. Dealerships and cooperatives are ranked in order by total sales in their respective sales group.