Congress Wades into Farm Data Ownership Debate – AgFunderNews

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Congress Wades into Farm Data Ownership Debate

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Last Thursday, the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing on agriculture technology and data utilization in Washington, DC in preparation for the next Farm Bill which will be drafted early next year.

Congressman Rick Crawford (R) of Arkansas said “Farmers have a deep sense of mistrust where data is concerned around the idea of uploading their data into the cloud because there are no laws explicitly protecting that data.”

Congressman Rick Nolan (D) of Minnesota added that farmers have a right to be skeptical because their data could easily be used for “manipulation of market

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