Interactive Data and Cargill design Web portal for US grain farmers

Source: Interactive Data

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services, today announced that its Managed Solutions business has worked with Cargill to design and customize a web portal that can deliver critical agricultural information to the more than 120,000 grain farmers and operators in the United States.

Cargill's new web portal, which is available at cargillag.com, features delayed stock and futures prices from multiple exchanges, historical and intraday grain price charting, information on current cash prices for grain, news that provides insight into grain market movements, and zip code-based weather forecasts. The site includes proprietary data from Cargill, such as its cash grain data and specialized weather information, as well as access to third party technology, including mapping features that can help farmers easily find the nearest grain elevator.

"It had historically been time consuming for U.S. grain farmers and operators to obtain critical agricultural information, as they needed to review a mix of sources that included specialized terminals, and information delivered via radio stations, fax or email," said Jeff Klock, product manager for technology marketing, Cargill. "With Cargill's new web portal, we have created a single destination that is designed to provide the comprehensive information and sophisticated tools that our clients need to make business and agricultural decisions throughout the day. We are very happy about our relationship with Interactive Data, and believe that their experience and innovative technology has enabled us to offer a web portal that helps support our company's objective of helping farmers prosper."

"We are very pleased to be working with Cargill to develop and design a unique online destination that offers a broad range of U.S. agricultural information and powerful tools," said Luan Cox, general manager of Interactive Data Managed Solutions (Americas). "Our work with Cargill demonstrates how Interactive Data can leverage our customizable technology and experience to integrate information, tools and applications from a variety of different sources into one, easy-to-use site that can help empower clients to make data-driven decisions."

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