big data concedes: farmers should own their own data
From NPR: Top agribusiness companies, including Monsanto, DuPont, John Deere and Dow, have moved into the information business, offering to help farmers collect that data and analyze it — for a price.
But some farmers are starting to worry about how that data will be used; whether, for instance, details of their operations will be open for all to see. Others wonder how the data companies will exploit their new-found ability to monitor what's happening on vast tracts of farmland.
Those concerns led to the new "Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data," which were released this week. Click HERE to read more about this issue reported by NPR.