Technology and innovation go under the microscope in the latest episode of USSA’s new podcast series – a top 60 sustainability podcast as voted by Feedspot.
Featuring expert views and real farmer experiences, This Is U.S. Sustainability considers the differing approaches between the U.S. and Europe and how technology could play a major role in sustainable food production, particularly in Europe’s Farm to Fork strategy.
We talk GMOs, the cost benefits of variable rate technologies and how farmers everywhere want access to the best tools but sometimes politics stands in the way.
Tune in now to hear from guests including:
- Marie-Cécile Damave, an agronomist, who is Head of Innovation and International Affairs at French agricultural think tank, agriDées.
- Benno van der Laan, an expert in government relations and issues management who has worked with American farm groups for more than 25 years on international market access issues associated with agricultural technologies.
- Monte Petersen, a fourth-generation soybean and corn farmer from North Dakota who is a strong advocate for GMOs.
- Peter Hvidsten, a fifth-generation farmer from Northwest Minnesota who uses technologies including variable rate fertilizing, GPS autosteer and reduced tillage.
Tune in to the episode here.
Also, here’s a video clip excerpt from episode 3.