Anyone who has spent 12 to 16 hours in a tractor on a given day (and for several weeks during spring and fall) knows how physically and mentally exhausting that can be. Having done that throughout my youth, I knew farmers would value the ‘less stress’ aspects of auto steer just as much if not more than the potential money savings.
To that end, a recent piece on the adoption of GPS that appeared in The Cap Times newspaper (Madison, Wisc.) talked about the economic savings of precision farming. And it quoted Columbus, Wisc., farmer Alan Paulson who said, “At the end of the day, you’re not exhausted.”
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