Using UAVs And Satellite Imagery, US Farming Is Increasingly High-Tech On Both Industrial, Small Farms Written 14 January 2019

The New York Times reports that farming is “increasingly a high-tech endeavor,” as large industrial farms increasingly adopt technology such as GPS-guided combines, soil sensors, UAVs, satellite imagery, and supercomputers to aid food production. While most such technology is used in large-scale production, there is also a growing use of affordable robots and other machines on small, specialty, and family-owned farms. These machines reduce tedious labor and may “help persuade a younger generation to stay put on family farms rather than sell out.”
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