Is another dust bowl coming?

Humanity is on the cusp of a major transformation as we come to grips with the necessity of feeding nine to 11 billion people on an increasingly hot and crowded planet. Thanks to climate change, meeting this challenge requires that we be far more thrifty with our resources and create not only productive but also resilient systems. The tools of the digital agricultural revolution are only just now emerging, but they will come to define how humanity feeds itself in the future. Canada, and the Canadian industry, should be at the forefront of this revolution.

Buried machinery in a barn lot in Dallas, South Dakota, May 1936. Photograph courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture

By EVAN FRASER, MALCOLM CAMPBELL

PUBLISHED : Monday, June 13, 2016 12:00 AM

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