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Wilcox Greenhouse Uses Artificial Intelligence To Grow Tomatoes

  Via science.kjzz.org A huge greenhouse facility north of Willcox is growing tomatoes. But they’re not using traditional methods to produce the crops: they’re using artificial intelligence. This kind of high-tech farming will grow our future food. Walking into tomato company NatureSweet’s greenhouse is like walking into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The long hall between the growhouses bustles with workers moving tomatoes and shouting directions. The general manager, Gustavo Vera,

Via kvoa.com That information comes from an annual study published by New York based personal finance technology company SmartAsset this week. After cracking the top 10 in the study last year, Sierra Vista remains the only city in Arizona to make the list of the top 25. SmartAsset ranked 201 cities that had data for the five metrics it uses and noted that only 12 other cities in the study

County Sees Highest Job Growth Since 2008

Via svherald.com According to data from Arizona’s Office of Economic Opportunity, the Cochise County economy added 500 jobs in the 12 months ended June for job growth of 1.5 percent. June’s year-over-year job gains were the most since the 12 months ended November 2008. In the 12 months from July last year through June this year, Cochise County saw year-over-year job gains in four months with stabilization in four months

Improved Border Safety Brings More Arizona Business

Via prescottenews.com PHOENIX – Just a year after beginning a study to determine how to improve efficiency and consistency at Arizona’s three primary international ports of entry, Arizona Department of Transportation officials already are seeing improvements that make the state a more attractive route for commercial carriers. “While safety remains our No. 1 goal, we want to be as efficient as possible at helping commerce move across the border and

Apache Solar Project Nearly Complete, Will Serve Duncan Valley Co-op Energy Needs

Via eacourier.com The 20 MW Apache Solar Project, just across from AEPCO on Highway 191, near Cochise, is expected to begin providing renewable energy for all six Arizona G&T Cooperative Class A members by mid September. Geoff Oldfather, Arizona G&T Cooperative communications and public relations manager, said member distribution cooperatives are required to meet new renewable energy standards in their respective states of Arizona and California. “Each of the six