Farmers have a lot to think about when growing the food that ends up on our tables. Advances in biotechnology, mechanical engineering, satellite technology and precision farming have enabled farmers to do more with less. In 1790, farmers were 90 percent of the U.S. labor force. Today, they are just one percent. Yet, they’ve dramatically increased the amount of food they grow and livestock they raise, while making food safer to eat, keeping it affordable and reducing farming’s impact on the environment. Read further about all of the advances in farming technology and practices that are making a difference in our world today.