Farming Trends to be on the Lookout for
The number of farms in the United States tell it all, there being over 2 million farms in the country. While it so happens to be that this represents a fall in the number of farmers in the United States as compared to the numbers there were in the past decade, fact is that there is still a sustained demand for up to date farming 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.
The one question that needs to be settled even as we move with this is to know what agricultural technology is in the first place. Primarily talking of agricultural technologies, as well known as “agtech”, this may be said to be any scientific method that may be applied or 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.
Further to these, you shouldn’t forget these two facts as well; the fact that the present day consumer of the agricultural products is so much demanding in terms of transparency in the agricultural industry and as well satellite farming is as well proving a benefit to many of the small farms. Bear as well in mind the fact that agriculture is as well attracting quite a number of the millenials, to date, 8% of the farming population being made 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.
Now you need no reason or explanation on the fact that in the year 2016 alone, the American farming industry spent as much as 12.6 billion US dollars on the self driving machinery. The forecasts for the new year show that about 15% of the small scale farmers are planning to use satellite farming. Read on and see some of the benefits of the use of agricultural technology.
One thing that is such a certainty is that there are perks that follow practice of agriculture with modern technology appreciated and incorporated and practiced.
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, these technologies actually allow for better crop resistance to disease.