Articles by Ann Hess

It’s not Siri or Echo, but Genuity aims to be one tweet away

· July 7, 2017

While Amazon hasn’t come out with the agronomist version of the “Echo” just yet, growers do have a few interactive tools at their fingertips to help answer those questions from the field, thanks to Monsanto’s Genuity suite. As Sean Evans, Technology Development Manager for Corn Traits at Monsanto, points out there is a lot of […]

Abundant Robotics aims to upset the apple cart

· July 5, 2017

Each year, on average, there are 240 million bushels of apples in the U.S. that need to be picked.  Backed by a $10 million investment from Google Ventures, Yamaha Motor Company, and others, Abundant Robotics hopes to help growers shoulder that task. “Most types of agriculture relied on muscle power until the 19th century.  Since then, […]

Jolene Brown: Family farm is a business, not a birthright

· June 29, 2017

Jolene Brown has heard it all from family farming operations. Let’s not rock the boat. Let’s not get Dad mad. I don’t want them to think we are greedy. I hope there is a will. We can all get along. She even once received an email that said: Our farming son is married to a […]

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