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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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WARP SPEED

Today’s Wall Street Journal profiles DeKalb County farmer Jim Walter.  The article looks at how planters equipped with auto-steer and GPS precision planting technology are speeding up the planting process.  http://t.co/TZ7Butz3OR

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TECH TRENDS

Consumers who use “phablets” or super-sized smartphones spend more time on social media than users of other devices.  Recode.net says phablet users tend to check news and information less frequently than others.

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SENIOR TECHIES

America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen, according to newly released data from the Pew Research Center. 59% of seniors report they go online—a six-percentage point increase in the course of a year. The study also… read more

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