Solving the Threat to Global Wheat Supply
President Biden is requesting $500 million for the farm industry in order to encourage U.S. wheat farmers to double crop their fields due to global grain price surges .
USDA estimates it will help U.S. farmers replenish up to 50% of the wheat typically exported from Ukraine onto the global market. This will also lower food costs for American consumers.
The request includes about $100 million to pay for a $10 per acre incentive to farmers . This payment through crop insurance premiums will be for a soybean crop planted after a winter wheat crop in 2023. Photo April Chepovskygold
The Art of Blasting Weeds
Technology enabling farmers to blast weeds with pinpoint lasers could change agriculture, akin to the advent of the gin, tractor, or combine.Computer artificial intelligence is patterned after human vision through 20 cameras that target, identify and track weeds. The trained artificial intelligence is able to focus on a given crop, identify it and then direct eight lasers on other vegetation in the field including volunteer crops and weeds.
In real time, while the vehicle moves, the image processing and laser firing all happen simultaneously allowing the autonomous LaserWeeder to obliterate weeds while moving 1-2 mph.