Big Data Will Solve the Agricultural Problem

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Agriculture needs to evolve to meet a growing population and calorie intake. It is predicted that production will need to increase by 60% by 2050. The challenge is heightened by the need to also decrease resource use. For example excessive irrigation lowers the water table, effectively making water a non-renewable resource as it is extracted faster than it can recharge. A promising solution to agriculture’s…