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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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Robot Sprayers First to the Field?

One of the critical drivers of widespread adoption of autonomous ag technology will be cost vs. value. Like any new technology, there will be a learning curve and fusion onto the farm will be gradual. Dr. Scott Shearer, ag engineering professor at Ohio State University, doesn’t foresee automation being a wholesale replacement to human oversight on the farm.
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Sizing Down Autonomous Opportunities

Much has been made of autonomous advancements in the ag industry during the last few years, as a possible pathway to increased field efficiencies and a solution to labor shortages.
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