Although the agriculture industry has stood the test of time, there are always growing trends to make it more efficient and cost-effective. Recently, experts have been focusing on soil health and conservation, which may help combat climate change. With this soil push, farmers are looking into the idea of regenerative agriculture. Also, with limited farm space and growing population, indoor farming is on the rise. On top of that, the hemp industry is expected to grow over $20-billion in the next five years. Finally, farmers are looking at new ways to conserve water.
- The need to improve soil health has drawn more attention to regenerative agriculture.
- Only recently legalized, hemp growing is expected to increase to $26.6B by 2025.
- More farmers are making use of cover crops as a way to control weeds, improve soil compaction, and reduce soil erosion.
“Columbia University’s Earth Institute claims that approximately 25% of the world’s fossil fuel emissions can be removed each year by soil.”