U.S. soybean farmers rely on digital technology to improve production, including their economic and environmental sustainability. An article from the Illinois Soybean Association, a qualified state soybean board (QSSB), highlights five trends for digital technology in agriculture.
Image quality, data collection, forecasting, collaboration and precision technology all help U.S. soybean farmers produce high-quality, sustainable soybeans.
“The food and agriculture sector is undergoing unprecedented change, driven by demographics, globalization, sustainability pressures, new energy sources and concerns about food safety and security,” says Steve Pitstick, Illinois farmer and Illinois Soybean Association vice-chairman. “To feed an ever-increasing population, we need to increase food production, reduce inputs and increase sustainability. These challenges demand investments and adoption of new and emerging technologies.”