January 15, 2024
That boost in hope for farming's future comes from the series of research projects being supported with grants, many of those announcements come as a new year dawns.
If you were following all the announcements, one might think great advances will occur virtually overnight, but ultimately, research by its nature is a slow process, and there will often be unexpected bumps along the way to overcome.
That means developing just a single new variety of a cereal might take years, and if the research is attempting to do something beyond yield, better drought or specific disease resistance as examples - it becomes 'trickier' and trickier and will typically take more time. So research is time-consuming, and that equates to generally costly, too.
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