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Brandon Hunnicutt

Farmers accept earlier, larger role in ag tech development

Farmers have long played a part in bringing new seeds and other technologies to market by trying things out on a small scale before a company makes a new product widely available. But now some ag tech start-ups are leveraging the knowledge and creativity of farmers to engage them earlier and more broadly in new product development.
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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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