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Farm Bureau to Discuss 'Big Data'
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:05 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The American Farm Bureau Federation planned to meet Thursday in Kansas City to 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 Bureau has invited 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 ...

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