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Monday, July 04, 2016

Big data on the cusp of a revolution in agriculture - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Big data on the cusp of a revolution in agriculture - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): Agriculture is on the cusp of a 'big data' revolution that will change the way information is gathered and shared, according to an Australian researcher.

Brexit: Talks over Wales' farming and agriculture future - BBC News

Brexit: Talks over Wales' farming and agriculture future - BBC News: Lesley Griffiths and First Minister Carwyn Jones met leading environment and agriculture figures in Cardiff Bay.
Ms Griffiths said her portfolio was "absolutely awash with EU funding, regulations, policies and legislation".
The Welsh Government Monday's meeting was a chance to discuss any concerns people had.
Ms Griffiths said: "My officials will be looking very carefully at what we need to unpick, what we can still use and where we can strengthen the legislation. We can have very Welsh-specific policies going forward."

Beef industry mixed on what effects of corporate agriculture could be | Bismarck-Mandan Business News | bismarcktribune.com

Beef industry mixed on what effects of corporate agriculture could be | Bismarck-Mandan Business News | bismarcktribune.com

Sub-Saharan Africa Agriculture to Rise 2.6% Yearly Through 2025 - Bloomberg

Sub-Saharan Africa Agriculture to Rise 2.6% Yearly Through 2025 - Bloomberg: Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural output may rise 2.6 percent annually through 2025, boosted by productivity improvements.
“Faster technology adoption associated with the emergence of medium-scale producers and�integration of smallholder producers into the value chain” will raise production growth even as area expansion slows, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization said in a joint report Monday. Despite improvements, significant gaps remain and imports of most primary food products are projected to rise, it said.

What Brexit Allows Us To Do - Abolish All Farm Subsidies For Example - Forbes

What Brexit Allows Us To Do - Abolish All Farm Subsidies For Example - Forbes: One of the things that is being too little discussed in these post Brexit vote times is what is it that we don’t do in the future? There’s much talk about how we do certain things. How do we organise trade for example, or what should the immigration policy be and how is that complicated by whatever we agree with the remnant European Union? But there’s much too little discussion of the things the EU has been forcing us to do but which we can now stop doing. I’ve made reference to the fact that we can now have bendy bananas again if we should wish, or that we can make that tomato marmalade if such a ridiculous idea interests us. We need to talk more though about what we’re not going to do.