“Agtech, short for agriculture technology, is a growing industry that’s using data tools and software to help farmers improve yields and use fewer resources.
“With population growth increasing the global demand for food and climate change hurting crop yields, a swift adoption of agtech may be needed now more than ever. Yet, farmers are hesitant about embracing these new technologies.
“What’s in the way of farmers quickly adopting agtech, and how can the industry get more farmers on board?
“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal talked to reporter Belle Lin from the Wall Street Journal about her recent article on why so few farmers are using agtech. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation.”
Read the full Marketplace interview here…https://www.marketplace.org/2023/08/30/why-arent-farmers-using-new-tech/
Also, America’s Farmers Are Bogged Down by Data
“Uptake of agtech tools has been tepid, and even many farmers who do use them struggle with the software and a flood of data from their farms” from the Wall Street Journal, read the full here…https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-farmers-are-bogged-down-by-data-524f0a4d