Across the world, multiple industries gear up in unison to face the next several decades, an urgent motivation compelling them to advance both intentionally and rapidly. The source of this motivation is the predictions of impending population stress on Earth by the year 2050.Every player in this fast paced game has to be aware of what other players are doing, or risk being left behind. One player in particular has been getting a lot of attention, and for good reason. Agricultural technology has the potential to make farmingmuch easier, more efficient, and to introduce new practices that we and following generations will be able to sustain.
As the role of new ag tech becomes apparent, more firms are pivoting towards the goal of creating and/or improving that tech. Tim Maverick with The Wall Street Daily notes,
"...tomorrow's farmers will be taking agriculture technology a bit further by using Big Data, robots, drones, and numerous other technological wonders. Silicon Valley is moving into agricultural technology in a big way."