Civil Eats: Automated Harvest Is Coming. What Will it Mean for Farmworkers and Rural Communities?

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Read more on Civil Eats about how is one of several companies improving the quality of work and keeping farming affordable through automation.

It’s a misty morning near Salinas, California and the TX harvester—a lightweight, driverless tractor covered in canvas—is picking strawberries. Like a dot-matrix printer moving along a page, the harvester’s robotic hands move back and forth along the beds, scanning for signs of red. When it identifies a ripe berry, it dives down, gently plucks it from the plant, and places it in a crate….

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