IT Farmer: 002 Summer 2018

P006 Unlocking rural digital potential could add up to £26.4bn to UK economy P010 All homes in rural areas to have decent broadband by end of 2020 P014 Investment of £57m announced for faster internet connectivity P016 Mobile operators ‘abandoning countryside to digital wilderness’ P020 What two way radio 2018: A farmers’ guide P024 £90m agri-tech investment hopes to improve lagging UK productivity P030 Leading UK AI agribusiness completes £3 million fund raise P034 Agricultural college aims to make Gloucestershire hub for agri-tech P038 Industry looks to emerging agri-tech to further boost farm productivity P042 Three companies win over £50,000 each to push agri-tech innovation P044 Britain will remain magnet for cutting edge agri-research, MEP says Farmer IT 002 l Summer 2018 Contents Satellites A satellite launched into space will be expected to measure soil moisture and crops for food security and precision farming purposes. P080 Space satellite to help UK measure soil moisture and crops Connectivity Unlocking the digital potential of rural areas across the UK could add £12 to £26.4bn annually in Gross Value Added – equivalent to 4 to 8.8 percent - to the UK economy. P004 Unlocking rural digital potential could add up to £26.4bn to the UK economy

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