Introducing the first and only yield benchmarking service

What is trueharvest?

TrueHarvest by FarmLink is the first and only independent yield benchmark that helps you objectively validate the impact of input variables to optimize production, profitability and sustainability.

By using actionable data to compare each of your fields, down to the 150 square foot area we call a micro-field, you can easily see yield improvement opportunities and make better input and management decisions.

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FarmLink analyzes yield results across millions of acres each year, measuring the effect that 50 different environmental variables have on yield. These individual variables reflect the physical profile categories of each field such as soil type, slope, elevation and also the growing conditions present - including precipitation and growing degree days.

As a result, TrueHarvest provides farmers with a unique perspective to validate farm management decision and the performance of their input variables to make more informed planning decisions.

To create the TrueHarvest benchmark, FarmLink data scientists:

TrueHarvest enables you to analyze complicated precision ag data for better decision making and overall farm management.


The 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 TrueHarvest benchmark is available for corn, soybeans and wheat.


When you purchase the full 2015 TrueHarvest benchmark you can access:

The TrueHarvest benchmark helps you measure the impact of last year's decision and plan for upcoming year's crop.


What is TrueHarvest?

TrueHarvest by FarmLink is the first and only independent yield benchmark that helps you objectively validate the impact of input variables to optimize production, profitability and sustainability.

With TrueHarvest, you can compare your yield to the full range of performance for comparable land with comparable conditions at the portfolio, field, zone and micro-field levels. You will find that high yield doesn’t necessarily mean peak performance and low yield doesn’t necessarily mean poor performance.

These “Benchmarks” will help you make better decisions about where to invest – or not invest – resources to optimize yield and profitability on each and every field.

What can it help me do?

You can use TrueHarvest to:

  • Validate input, resource allocation and farming practice decisions
  • Measure the year-over-year results of farming practice changes, including seed and fertilizer choices, regardless of the weather conditions
  • Make in-season changes and planning decisions for next year’s crop
  • Determine which areas of your fields have more or less potential
  • Determine revenue improvement opportunities
How can I get TrueHarvest?

Sign up for TrueHarvest at or by calling 888-875-4319.

TrueHarvest is now available for corn, soybeans and wheat.

How much does TrueHarvest cost?

We are invested in the success of your crop — that's why the price for the TrueHarvest Benchmark is $1.75/acre.

What will I receive?

TrueHarvest Benchmark Service includes:

  • Your 2015 field and zone level yield benchmarks
  • Your 2014 field and zone level yield benchmarks
  • Your 2013 field and zone level yield benchmarks
  • Your 2012 field and zone level yield benchmarks
  • Unique Gap Maps that show yield opportunity by comparing your yield to the 2015 TrueHarvest Benchmark
  • Revenue improvement opportunities by field and at the zone level

The 2015 TrueHarvest Benchmark service helps you measure the impact of this last year's decisions and plan for the 2016 crop.

What makes TrueHarvest different?

No other product offers farmers the opportunity to understand their land’s true yield potential and improvement opportunity at the portfolio, field, and zone levels.

We are completely independent – we do not sell seed, equipment, fertilizer or crop chemicals.

Our yield data is subject to rigorous quality assurance processes to ensure that our benchmark yield ranges are as accurate as possible.

No other agronomy tool produces a truly objective insights on the yield potential of your land . The TrueHarvest Benchmark is the basis from which you can evaluate all of your critical farming decisions to ensure you are optimizing input resources and maximizing profit.

How does it work?

We have analyzed all the data elements that farmers can’t control – like sun, soil, slope and water – along with real yield data to understand the intrinsic value of land so farmers can use that information to improve performance.

To create the TrueHarvest Benchmark, FarmLink data scientists use more than 6,000,000 acres of yield data, while correlating the impact of 50 different variables related to weather, soil, sun, and topography. This volume of actionable information establishes a data set of more than 800 billion individual data elements.

That core data is being used to benchmark 6,000,000 acres of farmland in the United States, which creates the performance range for every field, zone and micro-field in each portfolio of corn, soybeans and wheat in the United States.

The result is a unique and precise understanding of the performance range at the field, zone and micro-field levels of comparable land in comparable conditions for that season.

What does Gap Map do?

The Gap Map allows you to see the bushel-per-acre difference between each of your micro-fields, zones or fields, and the Benchmark. We then calculate your revenue improvement opportunity by multiplying the gap in bushel per acre with the number of acres and the current commodity price you input.

Is there a cost for storing my yield data, if I choose to provide it?

No. We will store any actual data you provide for as long as you want at no cost to you.

Can I delete the data I chose to provide?

Yes. You can delete it whenever you like.

Can I share my data with my crop advisors and others?

Yes. You will receive a unique username and password to log in to your TrueHarvest account. You may share this log-in information with whomever you choose.

Do I have to sign up for more than one year at a time?


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