USDA seeks technologies to take farming into the future

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If you went to the average contemporary farm, you'd be hard pressed to fine a hoe or a rake. But you would find information systems, GPS, and artificial intelligence driving operations. As part of its Agriculture Innovation Agenda, the Agriculture Department is looking for technologies and practices that can help U.S. farm productivity increase by 40%. The request for information is open for another two weeks. USDA's Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey had an update on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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