FARM LIFE NEWS
Farm Bureau Discusses 'Big Data'
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:39 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The American Farm Bureau Federation met in Kansas City in mid-Aprilto discuss one of the most perplexing opportunities and problems in agriculture today: "big data."

Big data is the collection and use of information from farmers and its manipulation into prescriptions that can help farmers be more efficient, but could also compromise their privacy.

Farm Bureauinvited about 35 representatives of farmers and the companies offering these services to meet, because farmers have been calling Farm Bureau for advice on how to handle the situation since last summer, Mary Kay Thatcher, Farm Bureau's senior director of congressional relations, ...

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