Land O'Lakes taps the Google Cloud to help farmers till the Earth Using the Google Cloud Platform, the agricultural business wants to help farmers share and manage data they previously had to share with USB sticks.
Just as in manufacturing, sensors, wireless networks and control technology make it easy to harvest yield data. This means that, like manufacturers, farmers are looking to dig more value out of the field to feed Big Data and also the world.
Can agriculture giant Monsanto's data biz help the environment?
Can Monsanto's big data play really help farmers and the environment? When Monsanto bought Climate Corporation, critics worried the data company would lose its environmentalist edge. CEO David Friedberg argues it’s still a force for greener farming