Future of US agriculture dependent on research, innovation and collaboration: USDA Secretary

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The future of US agriculture is reliant upon research, innovation and collaboration, as well as development of foods designed to improve human health, said US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

Perdue delivered the remarks during a visit to Nebraska Innovation Campus. During the discussion, he described the USDA’s Agricultural Innovation Agenda, which calls for the US to increase agricultural production by 40% while cutting its carbon footprint in half by 2050.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said producers must be able to incorporate that research into their own operations, citing the example of plant imaging technology used in the Greenhouse Innovation Centre.