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Technology a growing component of BC’s agrifood industry

Technology is becoming an integral part of the agrifood industry throughout the province.

BC saw a 7.4% jump in sales of agrifood and seafood in 2015, with a total revenue of over $13-billion dollars for the first time.

Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick says this is partly due to new technology being used on farms and ranchers.

He says new technology is also helping to create jobs in agriculture and boost interest in youth.

Letnick says some research is looking into using sensors on the drones to detect birds and chase them away from farms, before returning to their base.

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