Start Date

3-12-2014 12:00 AM

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“Big Data” receives almost as much discussion in agriculture as the weather and commodity prices. But what is Big Data anyway, and why should farmers care? This article aims to pull back the curtain on Big Data and reveal its advantages and disadvantages for farmers. The discussion then turns to the concerns farmers express about disclosing farm data, and provides concrete solutions for what they can do individually and collectively to address those concerns.

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Dec 3rd, 12:00 AM

Farm data: Who owns it and how can farmers protect it?

“Big Data” receives almost as much discussion in agriculture as the weather and commodity prices. But what is Big Data anyway, and why should farmers care? This article aims to pull back the curtain on Big Data and reveal its advantages and disadvantages for farmers. The discussion then turns to the concerns farmers express about disclosing farm data, and provides concrete solutions for what they can do individually and collectively to address those concerns.