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Todd Janzen wrote an editorial for Progressive Forage magazine to help farmers better understand blockchain platforms used in agriculture.
Could the E.coli food contamination problems in Arizona lettuce happen in Indiana?
The 2018 Farm Bill has legalized the growing of industrial hemp, effective January 1, 2019. Under prior law, industrial hemp could be grown legally only if produced under a state authorized research project.
Brianna Schroeder joined podcast host Tiffany Dowell Lashmet on November 27, 2018, to discuss how changing consumer demands are impacting livestock production on U.S. farms.
More than technology has changed in agriculture over the past 50 years. Indiana leaders and society itself have recognized that agriculture is more than farming, and that women can fill key roles in agriculture, on and off the farm.
Brianna was featured in the Indiana Prairie Farmer series on women in agriculture in our state. The full story is available here.
Tim Hammerich recently interviewed Todd Janzen for the Future of Agriculture podcast to talk about data privacy and security.
Todd and Brianna recently attended and presented at the annual American Agricultural Law Association (“AALA”) educational symposium in Portland, Oregon. The symposium brings together hundreds of agricultural attorneys from across the country, including lawyers in private practice, in-house, government, non-profit, and education.
Todd Janzen was featured in the latest issue of Farm Journal, discussing agtech trends on the farm.
Country Guide Magazine recently interviewed Todd Janzen for an article about the Ag Data Transparent effort and data collection in Canada.
Todd Janzen was recently featured on an AGree panel to discuss farmers’ ag data privacy concerns and how the industry is addressing them.
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Nearly every automotive manufacturer will have an electric vehicle for sale in 2019. Will we see this same trend in farm equipment?
Farm Credit Canada’s recent farmer survey shows that ag data concerns have not changed much in the last five years.
The top agtech stories from 2018.
How much of the Ag Data Act of 2018 is included in the next Farm Bill?
This year blockchain moved from little-known buzzword to early-adopter technology. Before you sign up to participate on a blockchain, however, there are some things you should know.
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently referred to large data collection companies as the “data industrial complex.” There are some great lessons for the ag industry here.
One of the most common questions I am asked when speaking about ag data privacy issues is: Why would an outsider want my ag data? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just released a report addressing this question: Threats to Precision Agriculture.
What is the effect of trade wars on US ag tech?
Here are some of the common mistakes that ag tech companies making when drafting their ag tech contracts.
I was asked to give an overview to the National Ag Law Center of what I thought were the emerging technologies and legal issues for agriculture. Here’s my top 10 list.
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Leading issues affecting livestock production.
Some Indiana farms may soon look a little different — hemp is on the horizon here in the Hoosier state. Since the 2018 Farm bill legalized industrial hemp production, our state politicians are working to update state law to match the federal language.
We’ve written before on consumer demand’s impact on agriculture. Non-GMO, organic, cage-free, sustainable, antibiotic-free, lab-grown…there is a long list of products developed to meet new consumer demand. As Costco has been finding out, not all attempts to meet consumer demands can make everybody happy all of the time.
Tyson Foods recently announced plans to improve environmental practices on two million acres of corn by the end of 2020. This is another example of consumer demands changing how farmers farm.
The news for Romaine lettuce has been bleak lately. Haven’t we heard this before? Why lettuce? And what can we do about it? Blockchain technology would allow users to quickly trace lettuce from the store back to the farm.
Consumers have an endless variety of options at the grocery store these days. How are consumer demands impacting livestock farms?
I spent some time on a college campus recently teaching an Ag Law class about the Indiana Right to Farm Act. This was a good chance for me to think about the Act in a new light and reminded me of two key facts about the Act.
In the constant back and forth of numerous court cases across the country, regulatory action, and congressional posturing, it can be hard to keep track of what waters the EPA has jurisdiction over any more. Most recently, a federal district court in South Carolina issued an order striking a rule that would delay implementation of the 2015 WOTUS definition.
The Indiana Court of Appeals just issued an opinion holding that a neighbor did not have “standing” to appeal variances because he did not show he was “aggrieved.” This case could be important for farmers whose neighbors want to appeal a zoning approval.
Last week I drove to beautiful Monroe County, Indiana to present at an Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association annual meeting. We met at Creekbend Vineyard, Oliver Winery's commitment to producing wine from Indiana-grown grapes.