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New ARS Website Enhances Access to Scientific Information

Dan Industry News Release, Research, Technology

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) launched a newly designed website that improves access to information about ARS research. The new site features mobile responsiveness allowing users to better navigate and view information on both mobile and desktop devices. ARS maintains scientific information stemming from research conducted by nearly 2,000 Federal scientists researching animal and crop health, human nutrition, food safety, …

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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 …

New Communications Concept – SMART Farm Debuts

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

SMART Farm brings to the forefront advanced technology and innovative practices that help farmers and ranchers grow and raise food sustainably At the CES® (Consumer Electronics Show), the largest consumer electronics show in the world, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA) introduced a new communications concept, called SMART Farm, aimed at bridging the gap between the acceptance of innovation that’s a …