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Irrigation has gone high-tech. It’s no surprise that technology plays an important role in increasing the efficiency and decreasing the water usage of modern. The rise of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and their ability to stream data across fields has accelerated high-tech irrigation. Collecting this data brings lots of promise and few legal concerns. Todd Janzen was recently interviewed by Anne Blankenbiller, editor-in-chief of Irrigation Today for the feature article: What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?
Have you ever been frustrated that your vehicle or electronic device requires a trip to the manufacture’s store or authorized dealer to fix? That frustration is the driving force behind the Right to Repair movement.
Farm Equipment magazine recently interviewed Todd Janzen about how dealers can protect their customer’s ag data.
Modern livestock farms get all kinds of labels. What is the correct term?
Brianna Schroeder and Todd Janzen have both been recognized by Super Lawyers as top rated attorneys in their fields.
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.
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The Boeing 737 Max tragedies will force us to examine liability issues between software developers, hardware manufacturers, and their human operators. These issues have ramifications for other driverless technologies.
What does the introduction of the Impossible Whopper mean for the livestock industry? A lot.
In 2012, the EPA found itself in the middle of a firestorm when Iowa and Nebraska feedlot owners learned it was conducting flyovers to look for Clean Water Act violations. In 2019, we are learning about more EPA flyovers, this time in the Lake Erie watershed in northeast Indiana.
The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) means that ag tech companies existing outside of California may still need to comply with California law.
An international agricultural research group has created a set of guidelines for organizations using agricultural data in research projects.
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.
Schroeder Ag Law Blog
Leading issues affecting livestock production.
Do you pay any attention to what voters are deciding out in California? In the past, I think a lot of people have thought what happens in California stays in California. But, as egg, veal, and swine farmers are finding out, that idea isn’t so true anymore.
A New Mexico dairy farmer has been in the news lately, and it isn’t good news. He is dumping milk, letting employees go, and terminating cows because his dairy is contaminated with PFAS, a dangerous family of man-made chemicals that have seeped into the groundwater from a nearby Air Force base.
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.