Big Data may be ag boon, but confidentiality is a hurdle

Big Data offers the opportunity for farmers to “instantaneously collect data about almost every facet of their cropping operations from planting through harvest,” says Feedstuffs. The information can improve yields while reducing production costs by using seed, fertilizer and pesticides more efficiently. Missouri Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst told a House Agriculture subcommittee that the… » Read More

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