Farming Trends to be on the Lookout for
The United States has over 2 million farms in it and this may be a fact that may be hidden to some. Even though there has been a drop in the number of farmers in the United States, still there is a sustained demand for improved and up to date agricultural technologies anyway.
Read on and see some of the top technological trends affecting the agricultural sector that you need to know of going into the new year.
As we seek to know more on these, we would do well knowing what agricultural technology actually is. By and large, agricultural technologies, as well known as “agtech” is where scientific methods are employed to help crops grow.
Considering the high demand there is for fresh fruit and vegetables and other farm produce, it follows that the farming industry must as well adapt to these needs and trends and as such see to it that they are so up to date in so far as farming machinery and technology goes. It is actually looking at these facts that we see the need to make sure that agricultural technology is given such a focus anyway.
This is even further made important a fact to consider looking at these two facts; millenials are demanding for as much transparency in the agricultural industry and as well with satellite farming, the smaller farms are benefitting a great deal. Of course, farming is attracting many of the millenials, 8% of the farmers’ population being made up of the millenials. Now we see the reason why we see a number of the young people contributing as much to the farming industry, bringing in the use of the drones, sensors and robots that help a great deal in advancing the practice of agriculture.
Statistics actually tell of the fact that in the year 2016 alone, the American farming industry spent a sum going as high as 12.6 billion on self driving machinery alone. Talking of the plans for the coming year, up to 15% of the small farmers actually have made plans to make use of satellite farming technology. Read on and see some of the benefits of the use of agricultural technology.
The one thing that remains a fact is that there are a number of benefits that do follow the use and practice of agriculture in this day and age with an appreciation and incorporation of modern technology in it.
Talking of the benefits, one of them is that with the agricultural technologies, farmers will be in a position to grow more crops in a single harvest. Added to this, they enable better disease resistance.
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