With growing ag labor concerns nationwide, some operations are circumventing their labor needs by turning to mechanization. Learn how some operations are implementing technology to cut back on their labor demands.
Farm Credit East has recently taken on a number of new technology initiatives, with the core of each project remaining focused on our customers and how we can best serve them. Here are some of the technological enhancements we have underway at Farm Credit East to help our staff serve our customers better.
The third article in our Ag Tech series looks at CRISPR technology; Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. This acronym has become the term for a number of new gene editing techniques, which allow for more precise genomic editing than has been possible in the past.
According to mainstream views, the Northeast’s short growing season limits the ability of the region to meet consumer demand for year-round, locally grown produce. However, the rapid emergence of Controlled Environment Agriculture enterprises is challenging this view. Dr. Jie Li and Dr. Miguel Gomez of Cornell University's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management discuss the growth and economic viability of this emerging system.