American Farm Bureau Insurance Services and Granular announce alliance to simplify crop insurance

Farm Forum

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and SAN FRANCISCO — American Farm Bureau Insurance Services (AFBIS Inc.), a Managing General Agent (MGA) for Approved Insurance Providers (AIP’s), has partnered with Granular, leading provider of farm management software, to streamline the crop insurance data collection and reporting processes for agents and their customers.

With the alliance, AFBIS agents will be able to get the production reports for their customers via Granular with just a few clicks, making it easier for all parties to share and get the information they need. Both companies have committed to developing automatic crop insurance reporting capabilities by the end of 2016, in advance of spring 2017 acreage and production reporting deadlines.

Based in San Francisco, Calif. and Champaign, Ill., Granular’s farm management software helps farmers run more profitable businesses by enabling them to manage their operations and analyze their financials for each of their fields in real time. Granular also enables farmers to quickly create reports for third parties such as landowners, bankers, etc. Both Granular and AFBIS share a commitment to working with farmers and agents to strengthen the financial health and risk management of farm businesses through better reporting and more transparency.

“Granular works with the most technologically driven farms in the country, and their platform will allow us to uniquely deliver on our promise to make crop insurance easy,” said Tim Green, vice president and general manager of AFBIS.

“We are thrilled to work with AFBIS to help their agents better partner with farmers to understand and manage risk, and do so in a way that doesn’t involve hours of trying to collect and organize the right information,” said Sid Gorham, co-founder and CEO of Granular. “It is great to see insurance leaders recognize the value that our software brings to their own customer relationships.”

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