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PRECISION FARMING

Ohio State University ag engineer John Fulton says today’s technology is only as good as the information it collects and ultimately, how it’s used to make better on-farm decisions. He estimates that only about 15% of U.S. farms utilize “prescriptive farming” practices, which includes working with third-party service providers for data management and analysis.

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ON THE FARM: A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST OF DATA

Farmers and entrepreneurs are starting to compete with agribusiness giants over the newest commodity being harvested on U.S. farms – one measured in bytes, not bushels, the Wall Street Journal reports. Startups including Farmobile LLC, Granular Inc. and Grower Information Services Cooperative are developing computer systems that will enable farmers to capture data streaming from… read more

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LICENSE PLATE DATA

Law Enforcement agencies now use high-tech cameras to scan thousands of License Plates an hour in Illinois, gathering data they say can help solve crimes and enforce traffic laws. But some lawmakers worry the technology could lead to illegal tracking of private citizens. With the American Civil Liberties Union’s backing, State Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard)… read more

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DATA STORAGE WARS

 Dropbox is reloading for the cloud-storage war with a simple plan: a terabyte of space for $9.99 a month. The new “Pro” plan, announced Wednesday on Dropbox’s website, drastically raises the ceiling on space — a tenfold increase — at the lowest price that was on the company’s previous menu.

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BIG DATA FOR DOCS

Researchers at IBM, Berg Pharma, Memorial Sloan Kettering, UC Berkeley and other institutions are exploring how artificial intelligence and big data can be used to develop better treatments for diseases. Recode.net says one of the biggest challenges for making full use of these tools in medicine is that vast amounts of data have been locked… read more

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BIG DATA

– An article in Fortune titled “Cropping up on every farm: Big data technology,” explores an issue that’s increasingly on people’s minds. “Data analytics technology is advancing in agriculture, changing how farmers approach their work,” noted writer Katherine Noyes. AFBF’s Mary Kay Thatcher is quoted in the article.  

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