The rapid pace of technology development is improving the sustainability of farming all over the country. Technology is shaping how many farmers operate, allowing them to become more precise and efficient on the farm.
Soy checkoff farmer-leader Charles Cannatella from Louisiana says technology has significantly changed the way he does things on his farm for the better. In particular, new technology, from more efficient machinery to better seed varieties, have allowed him to cut his chemical use.
“Just going back to 1980 to until now, we are using, on this particular farm I know we are using half the chemical we did back then, and doing a better job.”
The trend toward greater technology adoption shows no signs of declining any time soon. New, advanced tools are constantly being developed, putting more capability at farmers’ fingertips and making them more sustainable.
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