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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AgTech Year in Reverse: 2018

AgTech Year in Reverse: 2018

The top agtech stories from 2018.

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Are Tariffs Hurting US AgTech?

Are Tariffs Hurting US AgTech?

What is the effect of trade wars on US ag tech?

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High-Speed Planter Wars

High-Speed Planter Wars

John Deere recently filed suits against AGCO and Precision Planting claiming that their high-speed planting technologies infringe on Deere's ExactEmerge patents. What are Deere's claims against Precision Planting and AGCO?  What are the possible outcomes?  

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What Should AgTech Learn from GDPR?

What Should AgTech Learn from GDPR?

The US is still long ways from adopting a GDPR style regulation that applies across the country to protect data privacy, but what parts of GDPR are a step in the right direction for ag tech?

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Filling Potholes on the Road to Rural Broadband

Filling Potholes on the Road to Rural Broadband

Qualcomm is building the next generation of chips to run on a 5G network. These have enormous possibilities for ag technology. Will the US be ready to harness these 5G devices when they arrive or will innovation move elsewhere?  

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What's Old is New Again: What New Holland's Methane Tractor Means for Ag

What's Old is New Again: What New Holland's Methane Tractor Means for Ag

At the Farm Progess Show this summer, New Holland rolled out a new concept tractor that appeared mostly conventional but had one stand out feature--it runs on methane rather than diesel.  My first impression when seeing this was--didn't we have this same concept 50 years ago?

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When your ag tech provider is sold, what happens to your ag data?

When your ag tech provider is sold, what happens to your ag data?

DuPont Pioneer's acquisition of Silicon Valley based Granular might have you wondering: what happens to all that data you tech provider collects when its sold?  

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Unlawfully "Tying" Ag Data Platforms Together

Unlawfully "Tying" Ag Data Platforms Together

You just spent six figures on a new piece of farm equipment. Now you read the fine print and realize that you must also sign-up with the equipment manufacturer's cloud based data platform. You want the equipment, but not the proprietary data platform that comes with it. What do you do?

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Four Takeaways from the Ag Data Platforms Conference

Four Takeaways from the Ag Data Platforms Conference

I recently attended the Precision Ag Data Platforms conference in Champaign, Illinois.  Here are my reflections on the state of the ag data platforms industry.

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