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10 Ag and Tech Facts

  • Apple varieties

    If you just munch on Red Delicious, Granny Smith, or Honeycrisp, it’s time to branch out and try a new apple variety.

  • Wearable market

    The global wearable electronics market was worth more than $2.5 billion in revenue in 2012 and is expected to cross $8 billion in 2018.

    Source: Wearable Electronics Market and Technology Analysis (2013 – 2018) by MarketsandMarkets.com

  • Soil Erosion

    From 1980 to 2011, soil erosion decreased about 65% for corn and soybean acres.

    Source: Field to Market

  • Timeless Calling

    Those were some smart fellas. No wonder they made such good presidents.

  • Wearable revenue

    Smart glasses, fitness bands, and watches should sell about 10 million units in 2014, generating $3 billion. Of these, smart glasses should generate the most revenues, from sales of about 4 million units at an average selling price of $500.

    Source: Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications

  • What factory farms?

    Individuals, family partnerships, and family corporations operate almost 99% of U.S. farms.

    Source: Agriculture Council of America

  • Health apps

    By 2015, an estimated 500 million people worldwide will use a health app, turning the industry into a $26 billion business by 2017.

    Source: USA Today

  • Emission reduction

    From Tier 1 to Tier 4 Final, emissions out of a diesel engine were reduced by 100 times. That means one diesel engine from 1996 puts out the same emissions as 100 of the same engines manufactured today. Find out what may come after Tier 4 Final.

  • Smartwatches

    27% of Americans are “very or somewhat interested” in owning a watch-like device. Even fewer people expressed interest in owning headsets or glasses.

    Source: Harris Interactive

Tech facts compiled by Laurie Bedord.

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