If you have not watched this video, you should. Dickson Despommier, the now (or near) celebrity Columbia University professor has probably gone a bit over the top with his farmscraper hyperbole. There is not much doubt that he is a skilled hypster but there can be unintended consequences from that.
Stewart Truelsen takes him to task in this Southeast Farm Press polemic titled "Who decides the future of farming, ranching?” This is not the only article that I have read recently with this point of view. There is definitely a pushback from the farming community and rightly so.
Professor Despommier has progressive ideas but he has perhaps taken them to a polarizing level that may be counter productive.