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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Farming

In 2016, the EPA estimated that U.S. agriculture contributed nearly $330 billion in revenue to the economy[1]. However, as the climate continues to change and become more unpredictable, coupled with the global concerns of a growing population, farmers will face difficulty keeping up with the demand for agricultural products in the coming years. One method …

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The Global Vegetable Shortage, And How Katif Is Addressing It

Vegetables are great. They can help reduce our global carbon footprint, live healthier, and they’re delicious. But, did you know that research indicates we will face a global vegetable shortage within the next 4 years? By the year, 2050, the world population will reach about 9.7 billion people. Population growth, coupled with increased income and overall higher caloric intake requirement, …

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Pesticides in Farming: Current Day Implications & Needed Changes

Pesticides is an umbrella term for a multitude of chemicals like herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides that helps farmers control pests and weeds. In agriculture, herbicides make up 80% of all pesticide use. Pesticides allow farmers to protect their crops from pests that could potentially carry diseases. However, these chemicals also have many disadvantages as they …

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