Costs, technology result in larger but fewer operations

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As a Johnson County farmer drives his tractor through the field in spring, it’s automatically planting several rows of crops and changing the amount of seeds in different spots in order to raise the greatest amount of crops.

The technology has allowed Rob Richards and Indy Family Farms to raise more crops on thousands of acres of land, allowing the business to continue to grow.

New technology, such as computerized planting programs and larger tractors and combines, are allowing farmers to cover more ground than ever before.


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