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Robotic Farm Hands Assist Farmers

posted on July 18, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Robotic Farm Hands Assist Farmers
New developments in robotics help fruit and vegetable farmers. Full Story

Market to Market (January 21, 2011)

posted on January 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (January 21, 2011)
Full Program: We examine how leaders of the world’s two largest economies are finding common ground on matters of trade; discuss questions facing the Secretary of Agriculture on rules relating to genetically engineered crops; and we’ll meet a third generation... Full Story

Robots in the Parlor

posted on January 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Robots in the Parlor
In agriculture, new technologies have increased yields while decreasing the labor demands associated with farming. Full Story

Market to Market (October 29, 2010)

posted on October 29, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Market to Market (October 29, 2010)
Full Program: Counting down to the midterm elections, the stakes are high for rural America. Commodity prices are on the rise and USDA predicts food prices will follow in 2011. And a 3rd generation dairy producer capitalizes on a steady source of labor by going... Full Story

Robots on the Farm

posted on April 17, 2009 at 8:04 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass (AP) — These gardeners would have green thumbs — if they had thumbs. Full Story

MIT Robots end plants

posted on April 10, 2009 at 8:04 PM

By MELISSA TRUJILLO CAMBRIDGE, Mass (AP) — These gardeners would have green thumbs — if they had thumbs. Full Story

Robotic System Inspects Fruit Quality

posted on August 9, 2002 at 8:08 PM

A USDA robotic inspection system is being developed which would be a virtual "taste" test of every single apple before being shipped to market. Full Story

Dairy Cows Practically Milk Themselves

posted on March 1, 2002 at 8:03 PM

"Aww, go milk yourself." Seven farms in the U.S are experimenting with a robotic milking system, which is billed as a tool for the salvation of small, family-owned dairy farms. Full Story

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