FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Thu Mar 13, 2014 01:48 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- A U.S. farming trade group plans to meet with agricultural companies next month to outline ways to unify data and security practices for new farm technologies that have stoked privacy concerns among growers.

The American Farm Bureau Federation's planned meeting comes as a group of seed and technology companies, including Monsanto Co., CNH Industrial NV and AgReliant Genetics LLC, this week agreed to collaborate on a uniform format for the data gathered by high-tech tractors and harvesters.

Such data collection is fueling a burgeoning business in analysis services designed to help farmers coax more crops from their ...

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