231115 Drones future ag
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Dairymaster’s latest innovation launched at AgriScot

Source: farminguk.com ‘Eye in the sky’ technology is becoming more affordable, but what is the most useful type of imaging and is it best to work with an experienced contractor or invest in your own technology? Satellite imagery is widely available but lacks the detail that can be gained by …

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Innovating offshore fish farming

Source: worldfishing.net In 2015 SUBflex became a SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) Instrument of the EU Commission’s programme Horizon 2020 and, in October, passed on to Phase 2 of the programme, receiving significant funding for its R&D. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 billion …

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061015 IoT-agri-tech
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How sharing equipment can bring farmers more profits

Source: reviewjournal.com With stagnant commodity prices causing farm incomes to fall to their lowest levels in 9 years, America’s farmers are finding new ways to add revenue or cut costs. While the sharing economy has taken hold in urban areas and vacation hot spots with services such as Uber and AirBnB, …

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AgCommand API goes open source

AGCO Corp has announced that its AgCommand Application Programming Interface is now open to approved third-party developers and service providers of farming applications, such as management dashboards and mobile apps. This new capability will enable AGCO customers to access their machine data through their other farm and fleet management tools. …

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131115 Internet-connected cows
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Internet-connected cows have solved a major problem

Source: techradar.com In Japan, connected cows have marked a significant step forward for farming. Microsoft’s VP Scott Guthrie, speaking at Future Decoded in London, recounted the way in which Fujitsu has solved a major problem for dairy farmers. Cows go into estrus for a specific amount of time, and noticing …

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041115 Agriculture Africa youth unemployment
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Agriculture to be used to tackle African youth unemployment

www.allafrica.com The MasterCard Foundation recently brought together nearly 300 young people from across sub-Saharan Africa to South Africa to deliberate and craft strategies that can arrest the unemployment problem among the youth and perhaps explore how African countries can harness the opportunities that exist within the agricultural sector. The summit, …

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031115 technology-fight-california-drought
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How technology could help fight California’s drought

Source: tech.co As many know, the California drought has not ceased. It continues to decimate natural environments, hurt farms, and restrict daily life. As a result, the state of California is working to implement a number of low-tech measures that will help with the current lack of precipitation. One of …

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021115 Robotic farming
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Robots can do for us what machines did for farmers

Source: thenational.ae Policymakers in the UAE are smart to throw their support behind a robotic future, as Sultan Al Mansouri, the Minister of Economy, did last Monday in a speech at a World Economic Forum conference in Abu Dhabi. He promised to bring robot laboratories to schools as part of …

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Fog farming: Obama’s drought solution

Source: washingtonexaminer.com The Department of Agriculture says the solution to California’s drought problems could come from fog farming. Yes, harvesting “fog” is apparently a thing. Even secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack was taken aback when he first heard about it as something the Obama administration is funding under his agency’s conservation …

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061015 IoT-agri-tech
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Grass utilization and fertility are key to future of Irish agriculture

Source: agriland.ie Grass utilization and herd fertility are key to the future of Irish agriculture, according to Mike Magan, a speaker at the recent launch of the ‘Opportunities for sustainably competitive Irish agriculture’ report. Magan, who is a director of Animal Health Ireland, and part of the think tank behind …

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