Swine Innovation Summit: What you missed.

Swine Innovation Summit: What you missed.

I recently attended the Swine Innovation Summit to learn about the latest livestock tech. Here is my summary.

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Tesla's Vegan Interior: a Good Idea; a Bad Idea; and a Marketing Gimmick

Tesla's Vegan Interior: a Good Idea; a Bad Idea; and a Marketing Gimmick

Tesla just announced that its Model 3 would be “100% Leather Free.” Here’s an analysis of what that means.

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Who Should Control the Carbon Farming Marketplace?

Who Should Control the Carbon Farming Marketplace?

More opportunities are arriving for farmers to get paid for adopting “climate-friendly” farming practices. Should someone oversee this burgeoning carbon farming market?

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Will Carbon Farming Finally Show Us the Value of Ag Data?

Will Carbon Farming Finally Show Us the Value of Ag Data?

New tools are on the horizon to monetize ag data for farmers.

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SaaS Providers: Stop Changing the Terms of the Deal

SaaS Providers: Stop Changing the Terms of the Deal

I logged onto my accounting software this morning and was immediately confronted with a pop-up window that informed me the terms of service and pricing scheme were changing. Again.

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The Rationale Behind the Model Ag Data Use Agreement

The Rationale Behind the Model Ag Data Use Agreement

Why exert so much time and effort to create a model ag data contract?

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The Model Ag Data Use Agreement

The Model Ag Data Use Agreement

We have created a model agreement to address farmers’ concerns with ag data collection, use, and control.

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Is Your Electronic Signature Really Valid?

Is Your Electronic Signature Really Valid?

Is a digital signature just as enforceable as a pen on paper?

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Ag Equipment Manufacturers: Falling Behind Electric Car Trends

Ag Equipment Manufacturers: Falling Behind Electric Car Trends

The automotive industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation, investing billions in all-electric vehicle technology. Why isn’t the ag industry keeping up?

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Boeing 737 Max Issues are a Preview of Driverless Liability Issues to Come

Boeing 737 Max Issues are a Preview of Driverless Liability Issues to Come

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.

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The Impossible Whopper issues a Whopper-sized Challenge to the Livestock Industry

The Impossible Whopper issues a Whopper-sized Challenge to the Livestock Industry

What does the introduction of the Impossible Whopper mean for the livestock industry? A lot.

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EPA Flyovers, Open Fields and the Right to Privacy

EPA Flyovers, Open Fields and the Right to Privacy

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.

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Get Ready for Another Round of Privacy Policy Updates

Get Ready for Another Round of Privacy Policy Updates

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.

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International Organization Releases Guidelines for Ag Data Research

International Organization Releases Guidelines for Ag Data Research

An international agricultural research group has created a set of guidelines for organizations using agricultural data in research projects. 

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All Electric Excavator is a Sign of Farm Equipment to Come

All Electric Excavator is a Sign of Farm Equipment to Come

Nearly every automotive manufacturer will have an electric vehicle for sale in 2019. Will we see this same trend in farm equipment?

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Do Farmers Still Care About Ag Data Privacy?

Do Farmers Still Care About Ag Data Privacy?

Farm Credit Canada’s recent farmer survey shows that ag data concerns have not changed much in the last five years.

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AgTech Year in Reverse: 2018

AgTech Year in Reverse: 2018

The top agtech stories from 2018.

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The Ag Data Act of 2018 in the Next Farm Bill

The Ag Data Act of 2018 in the Next Farm Bill

How much of the Ag Data Act of 2018 is included in the next Farm Bill?

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Blockchain: Understand Before Signing Up

Blockchain: Understand Before Signing Up

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.

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The Data Industrial Complex and The Right to Privacy

The Data Industrial Complex and The Right to Privacy

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.

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