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Farming By The Numbers

Casey Adams, left, and Scott Jackman, partners in Fly Ag Tech, show off their drone at the Western Farm Show in Kansas City. (Harvest Public Media/Peggy Lowe)
Casey Adams, left, and Scott Jackman, partners in Fly Ag Tech, show off their drone at the Western Farm Show in Kansas City. (Harvest Public Media/Peggy Lowe)

The latest tech start-up boom is not coming from Silicon Valley. It’s in the Midwest. And it involves an industry that’s ancient. Investment in food and agriculture technology startups reached into the billions in 2015, a huge jump from previous years. What’s going on?

From the Here & Now contributor network, Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media reports Big Ag has found Big Data.

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