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Enhanced Technology crucial for boosting Agricultural Productivity

The role of technology in boosting agricultural productivity is the focus of this episode of This Land of Ours. Over the years, advancements in agriculture have played a key role in driving growth without the need for additional inputs. From developments in animal and crop genetics to improvements in chemicals, equipment, and farm organization, technology has driven significant increases in total agricultural output over the decades.

According to a USDA report, the amount of inputs used in farming has actually decreased slightly over time, indicating that much of the growth in agricultural output has been due to increases in total factor productivity (TFP). TFP measures the efficiency with which inputs like labor, capital, and intermediate inputs are transformed into outputs, highlighting improvements in overall productivity.

Changes in TFP can also be seen as an indicator of technical advancements in agriculture. While factors like adverse weather can impact short-term output growth and estimated TFP growth, the long-term trend shows a positive shift in efficiency and output. Sabrina Halvorson hosts This Land of Ours program, focusing on the role of new technology in driving agricultural productivity. As an experienced journalist and broadcaster specializing in agriculture, Sabrina’s insights shed light on the importance of technological innovation

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