Economic Research Report No. (ERR-217) 46 pp

October 2016

Farm Profits and Adoption of Precision Agriculture

This study investigates recent trends in precision agriculture (PA) adoption as well as production practices and farm characteristics associated with adoption. Using U.S. corn data from 2010, the report also examines whether PA adoption is associated with greater profitability.

Keywords: Crop production information technologies, precision agriculture, variable-rate technology, soil tests, global positioning system maps, guidance systems

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