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British farm moo-ves into new tech with 5G collars on cows

Sep. 4, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

SHEPTON MALLET, England (AP) — On the dairy farm of the future, the cows are going wireless. The bovine residents of a British agricultural technology research center are helping to test next generation mobile technology aimed at helping make dairy farming more efficient. The herd's 180 cows are fitted...

Beshear touts plan to promote agritech, manufacturing

Aug. 14, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has released a plan aimed at producing more Kentucky jobs tied to farm technology and advanced manufacturing. The proposals released Wednesday are part of what Beshear calls his "kitchen table agenda." Beshear's plan includes starting...

Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

Aug. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the...

Report: Extreme heat may hurt farms and agriculture industry

Aug. 3, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — As many as nine states could see heat indexes above 100 degrees for more than a quarter of the year by 2036, according to a new report. The impact of climate change will push the number of days with heat indexes above 100 degrees across the Midwest, from an average of six days to as...