IT Farmer: 003 Autumn 2018

P004 £45m investment announced to improve rural broadband P008 Farmers dig miles of trenches to install broadband in rural Welsh hamlet P010 Superfast broadband must reach rural areas too, CLA says P012 Light aircraft to use mapping technology to stop illegal farm water abstraction P016 Machinery giant JCB announces £50m investment in new UK plant P018 New UK factory expansion to double production of agricultural machinery P020 £1.2m UK project aims to breed crops resilient to climate change and pests P022 Wheat genome finally sequenced in bid to help meet future food demand P026 £60k investment to improve understanding of major crop disease Farmer IT 002 l Autumn 2018 Contents Innovation The agricultural industry is gearing up for the "fourth industrial revolution", where machines will be replacing humans in "thinking" as well as "doing" roles. P074 Agriculture gearing up for ‘fourth industrial revolution’ Connectivity Farmers and rural businesses will see a £45 million investment in rural broadband to improve speed and access. P004 £45m investment announced to improve rural broadband