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.Read More
During a recent webinar, an audience member asked: "Can a machine track and send data to the manufacturer without the owner's consent?" I think you could even broaden this question to ask: "Can a machine can send data to a manufacturer without the owners' knowledge?"Read More
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.Read More
As custom harvesters make their way across the United States and Canada this summer, I keep wondering what happens to all that yield data these machines are collecting. I am sure much of the data is forwarded to the landowners and farmers so that they can make decisions for next year. I hope so. But do custom harvesters address this in their agreements? Here are some suggestions for how they should.Read More