Former United Soybean Board Chairman Greg Anderson of Nebraska says it is remarkable to see the yields that farmers in the United States were able to achieve this year in one of the worst droughts in history.
“I think that’s a tribute to farming practices and the technology we have at our finger tips,” Greg said during an interview at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last month.
The Anderson farming operation in Newman Grove, Nebraska will celebrate 140 years next year and Greg says agriculture has changed a great deal since that time. “It’s the most exciting time to be in production agriculture right now,” said Greg. “I’m convinced that five years from now it will be that much better.”
Greg says modern farming practices have made agriculture more efficient and more sustainable. “I think of practices as simple as no-till and building organic matter in my soil,” he said, and improvements in irrigation, such as center pivot technology that saves money, is better for the crop and better for the environment.
Greg also talks about new traits, information technology and how the best is yet to come in this interview: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/nafb/nafb12-greg-precision.mp3″ text=”Interview with Greg Anderson”]