Drones will soon boost farm yields by providing eyes in the skies

Unmanned aerial systems will tell farmers where crops do and don’t need attention, increasing yields while reducing costs. “Ag is really the low-hanging fruit,” said Curtis Moore, a managing partner with Apis Remote Sensing Systems, a drone operator and dealer in Hays, Kan. Growers await the go-ahead from the Federal Aviation Administration.


Salvador Perez powers offense as Royals roll past fading Tigers 5-1

Salvador Perez had three hits, including a two-run home run in the fourth inning, and Danny Duffy threw seven strong innings as the Royals opened a three-game series against the Tigers with a 5-1 win on Tuesday night in Detroit. The Tigers, once favored to win the American League Central, now sit 12 1/2 games behind the division-leading Royals.

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Highlights magazine for kids is finally going digital

Highlights for Children, the magazine’s publisher, has turned to San Francisco startup Fingerprint Digital to help it connect with a mobile generation. Fingerprint will help develop and distribute at least three Highlights applications over the course of the companies’ four-year partnership.

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U.S. could gain immensely from strong ties to Cuba

As U.S. ties with Cuba grow stronger, Americans should think of what we can gain from the island nation. Cuba is not just a growth market for agricultural exports from Missouri and Kansas. U.S. officials need to closely examine Cuba’s health care system and import what could work here.

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