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Big Data Needs Government Data
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Apr 30, 2014 05:51 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The plans of John Deere, Monsanto and other companies to offer "prescription farming" services for individual farmers will depend on continued federal information gathering and statistical analysis, a series of experts said Tuesday.

Organizers held a briefing on Capitol Hill looking at the issues surrounding "Increasing U.S. Agriculture's Competitive Edge: How Do Public Data and Big Data Fit?"

Much has been made of the ability of companies to collect an unprecedented amount of data on a farmer's operations through modern technology. Still, the companies' ability to make that individual farmer's data meaningful "will depend on the statistics ...

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