farm technology

Smart Farm Technology Open to Attacks by Hackers

Dan Technology

Experts say it’s important to realize that modern farm technology is vulnerable to attacks by hackers, which could leave the supply chain exposed to further risk. The University of Cambridge issued a report noting that automatic crop sprayers, drones, and robotic harvesters are susceptible to an attack. BBC says both the United Kingdom’s government and the FBI are warning that …


Drones to Measure Methane at Dairies

Dan Dairy, Technology, This Land of Ours

More ways dairy farms are going high-tech. That’s the topic of today’s This Land of Ours. For years, the dairy industry has worked on ground-breaking ways to manage methane, which is inevitable anywhere cows are found. Methane is a result when cow manure breaks down, and it’s also a gas released from the cows’ digestive tract. Basically, cow burps, and …

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USDA-NRCS Providing Technical and Financial Assistance

Dan Economy, Technology, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continues to provide both technical and financial assistance through various programs. NRCS offers this assistance to agricultural producers in an effort to help manage natural resources in a sustainable manner. Through these programs, NRCS assistance helps plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns. NRCS Chief, Terry Cosby, invites agricultural producers and private landowners to …


FBI Warns Ag Cooperatives about Possible Cyberattacks

Dan High-Speed Internet/Broadband, Technology

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s cyber division is warning agricultural cooperatives across the country to be wary of possible cyberattacks. The division wants cooperatives to take all possible precautions to keep their operations safe. The FBI says ransomware attacks typically happen on ag cooperatives during the critical planting and harvest seasons. The attackers hope to disrupt operations, cause financial loss, …


Ag Aviation Group Cautions Drone Operators on Ag Operations

Dan Agri-Business, Technology

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is asking drone operators to be mindful of low altitude manned agricultural aircraft operations. With the growing season getting underway, those operations will increase across the nation. Agricultural aviators treat 127 million acres of cropland in the United States each year and perform a variety of services that help farmers increase productivity and protect …


Ag Day Event Displays Latest Farming Technology

Dan Technology

On Tuesday, many visitors to Washington, D.C. were treated to seeing the famous cherry blossoms at their peak, but they also got a close-up up peek at the latest in remarkable farm technology. “Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall” was held near the Smithsonian Metro. The event showcased the latest in equipment technology, bio-products, in-field conservation practices, chemistry, plant genetics and …

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Smart Phone App Provides Farmers Instant Access to Market Data

Dan Technology, This Land of Ours, USDA-AMS

The new smart phone app providing farmers instant access to market data. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  The USDA has launched USDA Market News, a free mobile app designed to give producers quick and easy access to recently published market information right at their fingers tips no matter where they are. Producers can search for markets based …


Florida Senate Backs Effort to Expand Broadband?

Dan Florida, High-Speed Internet/Broadband, Legislative, Regulation, Technology

The Florida Senate on Thursday (Mar. 3, 2022) unanimously passed a proposal that would create a framework to help expand broadband into underserved areas. Linked bills (SB 1800 and SB 1802), sponsored by Sen. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, would establish a program to replace poles to help extend broadband. Sen. Loranne Ausley, a Tallahassee Democrat whose district includes sprawling rural areas, …


Program Working to Deliver State-of-the-Art Plant Science Technology

Dan Research, Technology, This Land of Ours, USDA-NRCS

The program working to deliver state-of-the art plant science technology to meet identified conservation needs. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Brooksville Plant Materials Center is one of 25 Plant Material Centers, strategically located throughout the nation, that are working to deliver state-of-the-art plant science technology to meet identified conservation needs. Located just north of Brooksville, Florida …