precision farming technology

Retailers Expect Growth in Precision Farming

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

The last few years have been a challenge in the precision farming industry. Precision Farming Dealer reports that dealers all over the country have been navigating the instability in commodity prices and cautious buying habits of their customers. The fifth annual Precision Dealers Benchmark Study has a more optimistic tone to it than recent years. Retailers are more optimistic about …

rural broadband

Rural Broadband Improvements will be Costly

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

The president promised to improve broadband service to rural areas as part of his nationwide infrastructure plan. Bloomberg says it would take roughly $80 billion to expand broadband to all rural areas in America that need it. However, Trump’s most recent spending proposals only set aside $25 million over the next ten years on rural infrastructure needs. Only 55 percent …

automation

Agri View: Job Losses Due to Automation

Dan Agri View, Technology

Everett Griner talks about how automation and technology advances have caused job losses in today’s Agri View.     More and more farming is becoming an automated industry. It speeds up production and increases overall output. Driverless tractors, milking machines, drone aircraft, just to name a few. It keeps growing. But, there is a downside to all of this advancing …

broadband

Perdue Comments on Rural Broadband Needs

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

On the way to Iowa this week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told a White House press pool that broadband internet has become the infrastructure of necessity in rural areas. His comments came as President Trump toured agriculture education facilities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to learn more about agriculture technology, and to pledge a focus on rural broadband in his infrastructure …

rural broadband

Trump Pledges to Include Rural Broadband in Infrastructure Plan

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

President Donald Trump pledged to include rural broadband in his infrastructure plan while in Iowa Wednesday. The President visited Kirkwood University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to talk agricultural technology, and held a rally in downtown Cedar Rapids. Trump was joined by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross while highlighting the need to expand rural broadband to give …

hydrologist

ARS Hydrologist Honored for Bringing Accuracy to Soil Moisture Satellite Work

Dan Industry News Release, Soil, Technology

Research hydrologist Dr. Michael H. Cosh with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, was honored with an Arthur S. Flemming Award for using satellites to improve soil moisture measurements. The enhanced accuracy stemming from Cosh’s work allows for better crop yield projections. It also improves weather forecasting, drought and flood predictions, and wildfire …

Agriculture Department Hit By Data Breach

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Technology

From News Service of Florida Nearly 500 people may have had their Social Security numbers obtained in a data breach at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Also, the names of 16,190 concealed-weapon license holders — out of more than 1.75 million in the state — may have been acquired in the hack. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has …