Bushel™ Launches Ecosystem with Integration of Crop Insurance Leader NAU Country
NAU Country Insurance Company, one of the largest crop insurance providers in the U.S., and Myriad Mobile, an enterprise software technology company focused on mobile and web applications, today announced a partnership to integrate crop insurance into Myriad’s Bushel™ mobile grain app platform.
“We are thrilled to partner with crop insurance pioneer, NAU Country,” said Dane Braun, Bushel product owner. “With the integration of insurance into the app platform, Bushel now has the seeds of a true ecosystem–bringing together the interconnected elements of the agriculture community–allowing instant reporting to the insurance agent and underwriter.”
Bushel is the grain industry’s first automated mobile app platform for elevators and cooperatives to connect with their growers and deliver real-time information via a custom-branded mobile app.
NAU Country is America’s original Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) company and the third largest federal crop insurance provider in the United States, specializing in MPCI, crop hail and named peril insurance products. The company is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide.
“We’re about keeping crop insurance simple,” said NAU Country Chief Marketing and Technology Officer, Michael Deal. “NAU Country is highly differentiated in ag insurance through the use of technology and customer service,” added Deal. “The integration with Bushel empowers our insureds to utilize technology to easily manage claims while in the office, in the field or on the go–creating happier customers and agents.”
Bushel, powered by a proprietary translator, empowers elevators and coops to be more dynamic with their growers providing a seamless, all-in-one experience from cash bids and contracts to prepays and scale tickets. Bushel mobile apps “sport” intuitive design, robust features and the best available security Myriad is known for.
“With the drought looming over much of the Upper Midwest, we knew harvest would be as critical as ever. We hope to now simplify the claims process,” added Braun.
Myriad recently announced partnerships with AgTrax® to custom integrate its TraxView® accounting system and Agweek regional media outlet into the platform. Additional ecosystem partners for news, weather and markets are in the works.
“Growing the ecosystem for Bushel–bringing together agribusiness channel partners–is important to keep the platform relevant and help growers meet the challenges of global agriculture,” added Braun.
Bushel is the grain industry's first automated mobile grain app platform for elevators and cooperatives to connect with their growers and deliver real-time actionable information. Offered through a custom-branded mobile app, Bushel includes real-time scale tickets, contracts, pre-pays and cash bids. Bushel is a secure, cloud-based platform powered by a proprietary translator built by Myriad Mobile that enables integration with leading, modern ag coop accounting systems.
About NAU Country
NAU Country Insurance Company (NAU) is a leading Multi-Peril Crop Insurance company serving the American farmer and supporting their agents. Headquartered in Ramsey, MN with Branch Offices in ten locations, NAU has grown by providing outstanding customer service and leading edge technology. Currently licensed in 46 states, NAU employs over 700 field and office staff across the country. As a division of QBE Insurance Group Ltd., one of the top 20 insurers worldwide, NAU has the financial strength for today’s insurance environment.