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Precision Agriculture – Farming’s Future?

Touch the Soil News #1663 (Feature Photo – Precision Agriculture – U.S. GAO Public Domain)

Global watchdogs over the future of farming express concern over the impacts of climate change on crop yields – floods and droughts in specifics. While many futurists believe we need to double food production in the next 30 years to keep up with populations growth, other factors suggest that climate change may cut today’s production by 17 percent by 2050.

One mitigating effort might be precision farming. The World Economic Forum estimates that global production could go up by 10-15 percent if a quarter of farms adopted precision agriculture. You can read the story here:

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