‘Farms are becoming more like factories’

Thanks to sensors and computer control of water and nutrients, technologically advanced growers like California almond farmer Tom Rogers are leaders in what The Economist calls “smart farming.” “Sowing, watering, fertilizing and harvesting are all computer-controlled. Farms, then, are becoming more like factories,” says The Economist in assessing “The future of agriculture.” Farms are transforming into… » Read More

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