Finding the family farm sweet spot

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Opinion

As we see more autonomy and robots on the farm in the future, will that minimize or reduce the impact of the benefits of being a farm kid? Does it change it? There’s an element of the physical aspect of doing some of the work, which creates some of the long-term character, like picking rocks, but as we see more of those tasks being taken up by robots, how does that impact the benefit of being a farm kid? My speculation right off the top is that it’s a negative impact: we’re losing some of the character-building jobs, the ‘paying…

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