Local business leaders got a little more information about the agricultural industry at the Lima-Allen County Chamber of Commerce's Wake, Rattle, and Roll, Friday morning.
One of the topics discussed was the challenges farmers will have introducing nutrients to their crops in the future. The United States remains the world's bread basket, but increased regulations, a growing world population, and changing diets are creating some obstacles for farmers.
Keynote speaker Matthew Harbur talked about the increased demand for grains like corn to help meet those needs. As yields go up, the amount of nutrients taken from the ground also goes up.
Exciting technologies are coming along to help farmers get the needed nutrients to their plants, even during droughts.