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Farm Progress America, December 12, 2019

Max Armstrong shares an interesting story of one industry using technology in new ways and a challenge encountered

Max Armstrong talks about how everyone is embracing technology in all parts of their lives. He points to the Association of American Railroads has been using technology for years as part of its work to boost rail safety. The group says it has been able to reduce mainline accidents by 37%. Max shares the many tech tools the groups use for safety, yet there is a problem. Regulations require human inspections, which actually have a higher error rate than high-tech methods.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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