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EFITA newsletter / 639 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

A pioneer of ICT in Agriculture
I (GW) was happy enough to recently have a phone contact with Jean-Marie Attonaty who was in the early eighties of the last century a pioneer of ICT in French and European Agriculture.
E-mail: attonaty(a)

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WCCA 2014 – World Congress on Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources
27 – 30 July - San Pedro, San José, Costa-Rica
This congress provides a forum for agriculture related professionals to exchange information on applications and developments in the use of Information Technologies. It covers a wide array of topics. These include new applications of well established and understood technologies to innovative and entrepreneurial applications of emerging technologies, in addition to issues related to policy and knowledge dissemination. Contributions from various countries will allow a broadened perspective for all attending.

Interested in the new US Farm Bill?
> The 2014 Farm Bill: A Challenge for Federal Crop Insurance AIPs
> Pro Farmer Video: Farm Bill Safety Net Options

Maximizing the cloud for your farm business

5 ways to maximize the cloud
Moving data from field to farm over the Web has advantages, provided you enter all your relationships with a knowing eye. Cloud computing is in its infancy in agriculture, but it offers a lot of benefits provided you enter those agreements fully understanding the relationship. These are contractual relationships between you and the service provider, with specific requirements from each of you.
What follows are some “relationship” tactics to consider to ensure you have a good long-term experience.

US 2014 National Farm Machinery Show

The fifth global meeting of the Farmers' Forum

GM purple tomatoes arrive in UK for testing - Monday 27 January 2014
Genetically modified purple tomatoes, developed to provide the same health benefits as fruits such as blueberries, may soon be available in UK shops. However, sceptics have expressed concern over the fact that the tomatoes have not been tested to EU standards.

Biotech International Ltd. (BIL), was incorporated in January, 1993 and is a pioneer in Integrated Pest & Vector Management in India

EFITA 2013
24-27 June 2013 - TURIN

EFITA 2013: Sustainable Agriculture through ICT innovation

> Scientific program

> Poster session

> The acts of the EFITA2013 congress


Contact: Prof. Remigio BERRUTO
E-mail: remigio.berruto(a)

Passenger in 1st Class, to a Sexy Gorgeous Air Hostess

What is your name?

Hostess: Angela Benz, Sir!

Passenger: Lovely name, Any relation with Mercedes Benz?

Hostess: “Yes Sir, Same price"

Contact: Luc BECKER
E-mail: luc.becker(a)

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Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit
Mick Harkin, ex Secretary of EFITA, who has kept us amused with his Friday Jokes over the years, has published a book on Amazon entitled "Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit".
Contact: Mick HARKIN
E-mail: harkin(a)

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