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Ever since he rode in a state-of-the art self propelled sprayer at the 2017 Farm Progress Show, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been a consistent proponent of precision agriculture. Frequently highlighting the environmental and economic benefits of the technology, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) understands precision agriculture will play a vital role in their Ag Innovation Agenda,...
Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser published a research paper about how crop yelds changed over the long-term. This article was substantially revisioned in 2019, because in his first version covered aspects of agricultural land use. In the chart up here we have plotted average corn (maize) yields in the United...
A project funded through USDA’s ReConnect rural broadband infrastructure program has firstly announced in Tennessee.  The project has a powerful impact throughout Crockett, Dyer, and Lauderdale counties as the residents, farmers, and business owners will no longer have to drive in towards Memphis to get anything better than dial-up speeds....
Trees and crops are experiencing stress, productivity loss and even death in coastal areas due to saltwater intrusion and salinization. Somerset County, Maryland has been losing farmland to salt marsh migration at a rate of 100 acres per year over the last 10 years, and that amount is expected...

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