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Farmers Look to Farm Bill for Data Innovations That Would Boost Profits, Reduce Risk

by Robert Blair, Idaho Farmer
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower said it best during a 1956 speech: “farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” Sixty-one years later, I believe we have the data and technology to help farmers, researchers, and lawmakers better understand how farming practices affect factors like risk, profitability, and environmental outcomes on working lands.