Robot farmers – E-I-E-I-O!

toy robot stands in front of white farm fence and red barn

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Robot farmers – E-I-E-I-O!
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How’re you gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen … Angus?

Not “Angus,” the breed of cattle, but Angus, the 1,000-pound “farmer of the future.” He is not actually a he, but an it: A robot, toiling away on an indoor hydroponic farm that is soilless, and – yes – soulless. Programmed by a multimillion-dollar Silicon Valley start-up named Iron Ox, Angus’ homestead is an 8,000-square-foot concrete warehouse in a San Francisco suburb.

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