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John Waelti: Changes in technology alters the face of agriculture
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Labor-saving agricultural technical change has brought welcome relief from some farm tasks that were seen as just plain drudgery. Technical change in farming has been as astounding as technical change in the broader society. A half century ago, who could have imagined that it would be easier to contact a colleague on the other side of the globe than to get hold of your neighbor two doors away, or to contact your kid who, although having a cell phone, won't respond unless receiving a text message?

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