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CHENEY, Kansas — Familiar hums from combines and tractors fill much of the air in this rural community nestled just outside Wichita, home to farmers and small business owners.
But step foot onto MG Honor Farms and the sounds are joined by a new crop-cultivating chorus, further driving the future of robotics, explained Clint Brauer, the farm’s owner and co-founder of Greenfield Robotics.
“Farming has always been centered…