Farm Credit East has recently taken on a number of new technology initiatives, with the core of each project remaining focused on our customers and how we can best serve them. Here are some of the technological enhancements we have underway at Farm Credit East to help our staff serve our customers better.
The last article in our ag tech series focuses on cellular agriculture. This interdisciplinary science interacts with commercial agriculture, biology and cell cultures to create meat-based products — and it’s on the verge of becoming commercially available.
The third article in our Ag Tech series looks at CRISPR technology; Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. This acronym has become the term for a number of new gene editing techniques, which allow for more precise genomic editing than has been possible in the past.
A number of companies are emerging in the area of big data, offering various services such as data, the ability to buy inputs online, expanded crop marketing options and other information. But this comes at a time of great discussion and controversy regarding data; how it will be collected, privacy concerns, who owns the data and how it will be used?