The 2022 State of the Farm Report provides a summary of insights on the current and future state of row crop farms in the U.S. The insights were drawn from survey data collected in Winter 2021-22 when FarmLogs surveyed nearly 1,000 U.S. farmers, many of whom are FarmLogs users.
Check out some of the key insights below, or read the full report here.
Of the 92% of growers who are happy with the way they currently farm, 77% would be willing to change the way they farm if it would have a positive impact on the environment. 96% of them said they would change if they believed they would become more profitable.
59% of respondents use a combination of technologies as part of their farm’s “tech stack.”
Survey responses showed an increase in no-till farming by 2% from 2020 to 2021 and a decrease in full tillage of 4%. These numbers coincide with trends found in the latest census report (2017) which stated that from 2012-2017, there was a 24% increase in reduced till acres and an 8% increase in no-till acreage.
Survey respondents noted less fuel cost, less topsoil loss, and less labor as the most prominent benefits of no-till. On the flip side, respondents reported high cost, lack of knowledge, and the level of planting difficulty as the main roadblocks to no-till practices.
61% of growers surveyed would be interested in participating in a carbon credit program that helps them get paid for the soil carbon improvement. 82% of those growers would be willing to change farming practices to participate in a carbon credit program.