Canadian farmers can now track weather, futures markets and agriculture news on their smartphones using a free mobile application from Farm Business Communications.
AgReader Mobile is Canada’s first fully-featured app for following agricultural news and markets, with information instantly available on a smartphone rather than through a web browser.
Available free at Agreader.ca, the app is available in five versions which can receive news from FBC’s main publications, including Alberta Farmer Express, Canadian Cattlemen, Country Guide (east and west), Grainews and the Manitoba Co-operator.
In addition to farm news updated throughout the day, AgReader Mobile delivers full-featured market news. It carries grain and livestock prices from major North American futures markets, and also carries futures market commentary in two formats. Resource News International provides three-times daily text commentaries and as well as twice-daily audio broadcasts which can be heard on the smartphone.
AgReader Mobile users can also receive real-time weather information from any of the 800-plus stations on the WeatherFarm network across Western Canada, as well as forecasts for the next seven days.
The app is now available for BlackBerry smartphones and will soon be available for iPhone and Android platforms.