Innovation and agriculture may be the proverbial peas in a pod. Each has grown together, creating a harvest of new methods for food gathering.

Take Bo Stone, a sixth-generation farmer who raises nearly 10,000 hogs a year, while growing corn, wheat, soybeans and strawberries.

"We use GPS and satellite technology to guide our tractors," said Stone, who with his wife and parents owns the 2,300 acres of P&S Farms near the town of Rowland, North Carolina.

"We download soil maps to our handheld devices to write prescriptions to give each part of our fields the right amount of fertilizer and pesticides…

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