Big Data on the Farm

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This article  shows the potential for big data to transform agriculture, and the importance of ensuring that the data will be handled appropriately and not misused by the large agricultural corporations.

“Big agricultural companies say the next revolution on the farm will come from feeding data gathered by tractors and other machinery into computers that tell farmers how to increase their output of crops like corn and soybeans.”

(Photo from Flickr user UC Davis College of Engineering, Creative Commons License)

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