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Computers Help Manage Chores on Farms

by 5m Editor
29 December 2004, at 12:00am

OHIO - Darkening skies and a light morning drizzle blanketed the fields while combines harvested corn and tractor-trailers hauled away this year's crop. Even though he knew what was coming, Brian Watkins hopped out of his pickup truck and stepped into his office to check the weather forecast on his computer. The radar map on his laptop showed a blob of yellow and green _ a big storm _ headed right his way. "Oh man, that doesn't look very good," he said, knowing that much of the day was going to be lost.

5m Editor