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VeriGrain awarded prestigious Davidson Prize for 2022 top innovative product in agriculture


SASKATOON – VeriGrain™ is the winner of the Davidson Prize for the 2022 top innovative product for its grain sampling and data management system. VeriGrain is a unique product launched this year that provides the most accurate real-time information on stored grain quality and quantity.

The awards were given out at the Commodity Classic—America's top agricultural convention and trade show—in New Orleans on March 10. Up to three Davidson Prize winners are selected annually from AE50 award winners and represent the very highest achievements of the year's newly introduced products. Winners are projected to have a significant impact on agricultural production, efficiency or safety. In addition to VeriGrain, 2022 prize winners included John Deere and AGCO.

VeriGrain solves a significant problem in the agriculture sector that stems from growers and buyers having limited knowledge of the quality of the grain or lacking a digital record. This results in growers realizing less revenue than they should and creates inefficiencies for buyers.

“From a company perspective, this is a prestigious award that we are thrilled to win and confirmation of the importance of VeriGrain to the agriculture sector and the food chain,” says Ken Jackson, VeriGrain’s CEO and CTO.

“VeriGrain isn’t just a new product, it is a much-needed new industry standard that provides more accurate and accessible grain quality and quantity information sooner. From a personal perspective as the inventor and development team leader, this is a real career highlight,” he adds.

There are two versions of the VeriGrain app. One is designed for growers and the other for enterprise companies buying, brokering, or processing grains. The Grower Series app allows producers to create a digital record for tracking quality and quantity when grain is loaded into or out of storage. It ensures samples are representative using semi or fully automated sampling and streamlines interaction with testing labs. This gives the grower more detailed knowledge they can easily share digitally with buyers, which results in enhanced revenue, traceability and reduces rejections and downgrades.

The Enterprise app streamlines interaction between the grower and the buyer, so they have more certainty what they are buying and receive what they purchased, which allows them to operate more efficiently.

The apps are available for iOS and Android devices. VeriGrain also sells calibrated sample scoops and individually bar-coded containers and tamper-evident bags that preserve the samples and simplify sample tracking.

Source : verigrain

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