“There’s no doubt that our American farmers have always met the challenges of their time. They’ve always stepped up. They’ve always focused on the impact for them to produce the food that we need to feed everyone. Referencing that perfect storm, you’ve got the global population rising, you’ve got food demand increasing, the type of food demand at times increasing with third world countries looking more at protein. We’ve got that shrinking skilled workforce.”

 

 

Perfect storm provides opportunities to address future ag challenges

 

By Amie Simpson, Brownfield

May 10, 2022

 

The president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says a perfect storm is providing the opportunity to address future food production challenges. 

 

Megan Tanel tells Brownfield “There’s no doubt that our American farmers have always met the challenges of their time. They’ve always stepped up. They’ve always focused on the impact for them to produce the food that we need to feed everyone. Referencing that perfect storm, you’ve got the global population rising, you’ve got food demand increasing, the type of food demand at times increasing with third world countries looking more at protein. We’ve got that shrinking skilled workforce.”

 

AEM recently published a whitepaper looking at trends changing agriculture today, impacting farmers, and reshaping how food will be produced over the next decade.

 

Tanel says now is the time to prepare to meet tomorrow’s challenges. 

 

“There’s no time like now to be able to use this forward thinking and make sure that we’re prepared with solutions to meet these challenges head on,” she says. “It’s really exciting for us and AEM and our member companies are understanding that it’s a new way of thinking. It’s a new way of doing business. We’ve had to be so flexible in the last two years anyway. You know, let’s continue that flexibility. Let’s focus on the food production challenges of tomorrow and make sure that we’re ready with solutions.”

 

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