How High Tech Is Transforming One of the Oldest Jobs: Farming (New York Times)

New York Times: How High Tech Is Transforming One of the Oldest Jobs: Farming. “The drive to increase productivity is urgent in all phases of agriculture…. Yet growing crops has historically been an uncertain enterprise, a livelihood that increasingly depends on forecasts of weather conditions, commodity prices and complex factors like maturity index and projected yield. Agriculture is seen as an industry ideally suited to large-scale data collection and analysis, and technology companies more closely associated with databases and computer hardware are seeing opportunities.”