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Making Sense of Blockchain and What It Can Do for Agricultural Data

If you have been following any precision ag media or technology news in general, there has been a lot of excitement and interest around blockchain. But what is blockchain? Where did it come from? More importantly, what does it mean to farmers and others in the ag industry? Is blockchain here to solve everyone’s digital problems or will its implementation be slightly less life changing?

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