Security Implications and Cyber Risk with Smart Agriculture

What you Need to Know About the Future of Farm Technology and Cybersecurity.

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has affected the daily lives of people around the world. Measures to contain the virus such as social distancing and quarantining at home, has forced many businesses to be more reliant on technology than normal to keep their businesses afloat and functioning effectively. With this increased digital dependence, comes an increased risk of potential data breaches.Read More

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The Benefits of Investing in Farmland Infrastructure

Upgrading or installing new farming drainage systems can improve your bottom line while helping the environment.

Our nation’s farmland is a vital and finite resource that supports American families, as well as those across the world. Throughout the history of agriculture there have been many threats to the health of American farmland such as weather disturbances, urban sprawl, and chemical pollution. In response to these challenges, the agriculture industry has invested in the growth of farm technology and practices that help protect the land that we’ve come to depend on.

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Top Farming Equipment and Tools to Embrace in 2019

Discover the latest and greatest in ag tools, technology, and equipment and learn more about how they can serve you and your farm.

The start of a new year is the perfect time to consider the sector’s newest tools and equipment, many of which use the latest technology and are designed to make your operation more efficient, increasing productivity and profitability. Read on for more information about the top five ag tools to keep an eye on in 2019 and how they might enhance your operation.

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Key Farm and Ranch Metrics to Measure and Analyze

Learn more about the metrics that matter in farming and ranching businesses.

Without clear metrics, it’s close to impossible to determine if your farm or ranch is thriving, floundering, or falling somewhere in between, but it can be tricky to determine exactly what those metrics should be as well as how to analyze them.

If you’re looking for tips on how to best measure your agricultural operation’s progress, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading, and grab paper and a pen – you’re going to want to take notes.Read More

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The Rise of Technology & Drone Use in Agriculture

The Use of Agritech is Changing the Agriculture World

The use of technology in agriculture has allowed farmers and agribusinesses to become more efficient, profitable, and environmentally conscious. With sophisticated technologies like robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS, today’s farmers can automate agricultural processes such as harvesting, soil maintenance, planting, and irrigation.Read More

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Rural Communities Call for Increased Broadband Connectivity

Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 may improve rural broadband access.

If you live in a metropolitan area, broadband connectivity probably isn’t a concern – but for those in rural communities, this high-speed technology is still often out of reach. As a result, many rural residents, including farmers, are requesting greater access to broadband internet.Read More

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Agritechnology and Beef Cattle: RFID Update

Technology has always helped agriculture to improve and succeed; RFID and cattle are a case in point.

The need to track cattle has been a requirement for beef cattle ranchers and dairy farmers alike for as long as there has been livestock to count, and new technology is making it easier than ever. Agritechnology concerning RFID and cattle is advancing in leaps and bounds, meaning an RFID—Radio-frequency identification—can do such more than simply identify the cattle in your herd. Explore the latest updates in livestock management using RFID tech for cattle below.Read More

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China Develops Weather-Modification Network to Improve Agricultural Productivity

Find out how China is using weather modification to increase rainfall and snowfall.

It’s been a rainy spring in the southeastern U.S., but it’s no secret that drought happens – and, unfortunately, it tends to sneak up on its victims, with its impact often felt for months or even years.

The Chinese know this all too well. To combat the low rainfall and resulting drought-like conditions in the Tibetan plateau and increase harvest productivity and food production in the area, the Chinese government is launching the world’s largest weather-control machine. Read More

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