6 Key Concepts from the EU's Code of Conduct on Ag Data Sharing

6 Key Concepts from the EU's Code of Conduct on Ag Data Sharing

A number of farm organizations in the European Union have developed a Code of Conduct on Agricultural Data Sharing by Contractual Agreement. This post takes a closer look at some of the key concepts.

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The Agricultural Data Act of 2018

The Agricultural Data Act of 2018

A bill has been introduced in the US Senate to help USDA collect conservation related data. The bill promises to create a national data warehouse that universities and others could tap into for research into conservation efforts. Learn more about the Agricultural Data Act of 2018.

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Frustrations with the Cloud

Frustrations with the Cloud

Janzen Ag Law recently converted from Windows laptops to Apple MacBooks.  I could write a book about the changes from Microsoft’s Windows to Apple’s OS, but one thing is the same—both Microsoft and Apple are now insistent on forcing users to use their cloud platforms.  Windows embeds its cloud, “OneDrive” into everything. Apple’s mandatory sentencing to iCloud is not much better. Avoiding these cloud servers takes time and effort. As a result, I cannot tell you how many times I have saved a document into a cloud drive when that was not my intent.

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Searching for Ag Data's ROI

Searching for Ag Data's ROI

Countless articles have been written about the potential value of ag data.  But the immediate question for farmers trying to decide whether to invest in an ag data product is what is the return on investment (ROI) for this year? Listening to grower panels at precision ag events has convinced me that most farmers still don’t know what the ROI is for most ag data products on the market. 

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