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AFBF Backs Timely Reg Review of Food Production Tools

Dan Industry News Release, Research, Technology

Coordinated federal review of advances in agricultural biotechnology will help America’s farmers and ranchers achieve gains in efficiency and productivity needed to meet the continued challenges of the 21st century, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “American agriculture must stay on the cutting edge of technology,” Duvall said. “Agency collaboration and efficient government review of new food …

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USDA Invests in Research on Next Generation of Agricultural Technology

Dan Industry News Release, Research, Technology

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 17 grants for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. The grants are funded through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “Technology is front and center …

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New Tools for the Peanut Industry

Dan Peanuts, Technology

A leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions has announced the launch of new business intelligence tools to provide peanut farmers and handlers with actionable data for changing or improving practices both on and off the farm. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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Microsoft Investing in Rural Tech Jobs, Broadband Projects

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

Microsoft announced last week it will team up with communities in six states to invest in technology jobs and broadband in rural areas. The Microsoft initiative TechSpark is a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment to help teach computer science to students, expand rural broadband and help create and fill jobs, according to AgriMarketing. The communities involved are in North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …