By Ed Stoddard VILJOENSKROON, South Africa (Reuters) - South African farmer Cobus van Coller scans the flashing computer screen in the cab of his harvester. "This shows you if you're going to make money," he said in a demonstration of "precision" farming -- the use of technology to target farm inputs precisely to maximise profit. As a result of these two new methods, which are revolutionising agriculture globally, South Africa is growing more food with less manpower -- a trend with profound social and political consequences in the country.
U.S. services sector expansion eased for a third straight month in June, pressured by a slowdown in employment and output growth, an industry report showed on Monday. Financial firm Markit said its final reading of its Purchasing Managers Index for the services sector slipped to 54.8 in June, matching the preliminary reading. Markit's May reading of new business at service companies ticked higher from the prior month and was above the preliminary reading.