Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Friday, May 25, 2018


Artificial intelligence leads Cargill’s vision for the future of farming

Jesús Ahumada manages nine shrimp farms in Guasave, Mexico, and for years he’s been using the same method to decide when the crop needs to be harvested – a mixture of experience and instinct. While he says he’s pretty good at it, he’s also the first to admit the computerized artificial intelligence system that Cargill helped install does it a lot better.
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Lawmakers seek to curb checkoffs

Lawmakers from both ends of the ideological spectrum want to use the farm bill to impose significant new restrictions on the research and promotion programs for beef, milk and dozens of other commodities.
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