Items Tagged with 'University of Illinois'


Quantifying the Economic Benefits of On-Farm Digital Technologies

Precision agriculture has become mainstream in commercial agriculture production, and many would agree that it is “the way we farm today.” Utilization of technology varies from farmer to farmer, but the decision to invest in technology is commonly tied to the potential for increased efficiency and profitability.
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Age of U.S. Farmers: Is the Wrong Issue Being Addressed?

The older age of U.S. farmers remains a topic of interest (Kurtzleben; Stone). This article thus revisits the farmdoc daily article of Oct. 23, 2013, updating it with 2017 Census of Agriculture data. It is also a condensed, more focused version of a forthcoming article in the Handbook of Rural Aging. A key point is that U.S. policy should focus more on helping older farmers remain active, high performers.
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