The good old days of farming weren't so good for everybody, says Barry Dunn, dean of the SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Science. He spoke at the recent South Dakota Corn Growers Annual Convention.
Critics of modern farming methods forget that in 1965 about 1/3 of the people in the world were starving or nearly starving. Today, only about 1/7 are in that situation.
Ag's output growth has been a huge success story, Dunn says.
Farmers will have to dramatically increase food production to keep up with population growth, he says.