There are farms in and around Amercia, both large and small, which contribute to the food supply. Small farms are more in number; however the major suppliers are large farms whose contribution comes to around 80% of the food sales throughout the country. These large farms come to only 8% of the total farm population. The innovative methods of agriculture which they have adopted along with the latest technological advances have helped them to achieve this.
Most of the farms are run by families. They run and manage the farm so well that they end up being the sole suppliers in the neighboring grocery stores. From milk to Beef, they supply products in local restaurants as well.
Though they have relied on traditional methods of agriculture, most farmers are now willing to adopt modern technological knowhow so that they preserve their land from soil erosion, nitrogen run off and other natural hazards. They also use precise agricultural methods to study about moisture retention, preservation of soil nutrients, productivity calculations etc.
Farmers are now using GPS facilities in tractors. They get seed varieties and sow them according to the soil content. They can use modern technology to increase the efficiency of their land. The water content of their soil can be measured and effective irrigation methods are adopted. Earlier these were things farmers dreamed about. They wished for such tools which would make their labor on farms more productive.
Today smart phones have made their lives easier as they can even check the weather conditions, price markets for crops, increase or decrease in sales rates, all from the comfort of their homes. Efficient methods of bio gas conversion, effluent treatment plants, organic disposal of vegetable waste etc are mostly adopted by all farmers which in turn is helping Mother Nature as all these methods are environment friendly.