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Climate change could increase Canadian crop production

Source: manitobacooperator.ca Climate change is altering weather, raising sea levels and shrinking the Arctic, but that might be a good thing for Canada — at least from an agricultural production standpoint. “It looks like Canada is going to be one of the winners from climate change,” said Jason Clay of the …

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The 12 game-changing technologies recognized in International Water Week

Source: greentechlead.com At Amsterdam International Water Week, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development recognized 12 new game-changing solutions that will increase water availability and promote efficient use of water in agriculture. The solutions that won the award include: AgroSolar Irrigation Technology – Kenya: Scaling a solar photovoltaic-powered …

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061115 Cows and Milk
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How RFID delivers big data on cows and milk production

Source: techcrunch.com We know that big data has been used in retail, healthcare and finance, but you might be surprised to find out that it also helps farmers with dairy production. This practice, called precision dairy farming, involves the use of technology such as RFID tags and sensors to track …

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Advances in farming robotics could address shortage in agricultural workers

Source: ipwatchdog.com Between 1948 and 2011, the annual production of US farms increased by an average of 1.49% every year according to data collected and analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In the two decades between 1991 and 2011, cow milk and corn production levels rose by about one-third …

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Sustainable agriculture efforts come to South Africa through SAB

Source: African Business Review Sustainability and conservation is an important topic around the world, and one affecting practically every sector of industry. Whether a business’s goal is garnering goodwill by going green, or simply saving some green by reducing energy and resource costs through conservation, efficient best practices are on …

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