Trimble Partners with U.S. Sugar for Agriculture Solutions

Published online: Jan 17, 2012
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Trimble information management and precision agriculture solutions and services assist growers throughout every step of the farming process--from land preparation to planting, nutrient and pest management to the harvesting phases of a crop cycle. The agreement with U.S. Sugar is the next step forward to apply these solutions and services to an established world agricultural market.

U.S. Sugar produces more than 750,000 tons of refined sugar per year and is one of the nation's largest privately-held agricultural firms. Trimble will supply U.S. Sugar solutions that will enable better decision making across the company's entire operations through integrated management and information exchange.

"The agreement will allow Trimble, an expert in creating precision agriculture and information management solutions, to develop innovations for the sugar industry that will significantly benefit the production and operational management capabilities for U.S. Sugar," said Erik Arvesen, vice president for Trimble's Agriculture Division. "We are excited to work closely with a solid corporate partner like U.S. Sugar who just celebrated 80 years of business and look forward to supplying industry-leading solutions that will support their future growth strategy."

"Aligning with Trimble fits our long-term strategy to be the most globally productive and efficient sugar business," said Kenneth W. McDuffie, senior vice president, Agricultural Operations for U.S. Sugar. "We believe this alliance is a solid, long-term investment for our company and for our shareholders."

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