Services for Agricultural Technology Providers
"Precision agriculture" is a catch-all phrase that describes many technologies, but at its core precision ag means using new technology to increase production and efficiency on farms while reducing the environmental footprint. Precision agriculture brings many new legal challenges to agricultural technology providers. We have experience helping these cutting-edge technology companies draft clear, effective contracts. Think of us as the "link" between new precision ag technologies and the farmer. Here are few services we offer:
- Drafting online privacy policies
- Drafting terms and conditions for websites
- Drafting ag data usage agreements and policies
- Drafting end user license agreements (EULAs) and other software licenses
- Drafting ag data transfer licenses
- Drafting smart-phone app user agreements
- Drafting technology leases and related agreements
- Copyright registration
- Trademark searches and registration
- Negotiating technology usage and transfer agreements
- Assisting with UAV registration and regulation compliance
- Drafting non-disclosure agreements (NDA)
Regardless of the contract, we begin drafting each contract with this core principle in mind:
Contracts should be easy to understand by the people who sign them.
Latest blog posts on precision agriculture
A number of poultry growers have filed suit against Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms, and other poultry integrators alleging that growers’ production data was shared among integrators to depress the amounts paid to growers. This is the first case where farmers’ ag data is at the center of the lawsuit.
Farmers might herald Trump’s executive order pledging to cut two regulations for every one new one, but “regulations” are only one of the burdens placed on farmers. And that leads me to my prediction.
For the next ten years, consumers are going to drive more on-farm changes than regulators.
The clouds that house America’s agricultural data are going to see a lot shifting in 2017. Here are my predictions for 2017.
Here's a look back at the five biggest ag law and technology stories from 2016.
Earlier this year, I asked when is Tesla’s electricity going to come to farm? This week John Deere caught my attention this week when it announced an all-electric tractor concept in France. This post takes a closer look.
Janzen Ag Law is celebrating our first year. What better way to celebrate than a blog post on the highs and lows of what it means to start a business today.
The past two weeks I attended two very different ag data conferences. The first was the Big Data Dairy Management conference held by the American Dairy Science Association. The second was AgGateway's annual conference. The audiences were different, but many of the issues were the same. Here are few of my reflections.
Farmer's should understand the difference between ag data platforms that aggregate data and those that don't.
A closer look at the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued its Federal Automated Vehicles Policy. Although this policy applies solely to on-road vehicles, CNH’s recent introduction of a concept autonomous tractor suggests that NHTSA’s policy may have agricultural implications too. This post takes a deeper look at NHTSA’s Automated Vehicles Policy.