Economic Tidbits

Breaking Ground for Precision Agriculture

The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last week for the ARS National Center for Resilient and Regenerative Precision Agriculture on Nebraska Innovation Campus. The Center, made possible through federal funding obtained by Sen. Deb Fischer and Rep. Mike Flood, will house the ARS Agroecosystem Management Research Unit and ARS Wheat, Sorghum, and Forage Research Unit. It is expected to double the USDA research and support staff at the university. Research will focus on developing sustainable integrated cropping systems and livestock management technologies and improving the productivity of wheat, sorghum, and forage crops. ARS scientists will also partner with University of Nebraska researchers on issues associated with precision agriculture, water management, and climate resilience.

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