Crop data gives drought-stricken farmers a leg up on getting by with less

Guardian: The device keeping disaster away from Glenn Cox's farm in this summer's devastating drought could well be the laptop on his kitchen counter. A few keystrokes and eventually his painfully slow dial-up connection pulls up graphs tracking temperature and moisture levels from his corn and peanut fields. The real-time feed gives Cox an advantage over farmers across a vast swathe of the mid-west who are preparing to give up on their crops. It's taken away the guess work. He knows where to water,......

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