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Title: The future demands efficiency

item Hatfield, Jerry

Submitted to: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/23/2010
Publication Date: 1/15/2011
Citation: Hatfield, J.L. 2011. The future demands efficiency. In: Grift, T., (ed.), Farm of the Future Special Edition. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. p. 15.

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Technical Abstract: Increasing demand for food, feed, fuel, and fiber from agricultural production systems will require increased efficiency of production, resilience to climate change, enhanced quality of the product, and new insights into management. These may sound like impossible challenges; however, the solution lies in our ability to implement practices that will serve as the foundation for the future farm. Management decisions focused on optimum production for a given natural resource base will lessen the environmental impact.