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Small Farms, Big Ag Data, Tremendous Opportunity

by Deborah Atwood, Executive Director, AGree
by Deborah Atwood, Executive Director, AGree

If you ask how big ag data can help small farms, you will probably get peppered with questions. What is a small farm? What is ag data?* And what makes it BIG? Is a small farm 4 acres in size? Or 400 acres? Or 1,400? Turns out it may not matter when it comes to defining how big ag data** can help, thanks to scalability. That’s one of the key messages that emerged from AGree’s second in a series of dialogues about ag data. To listen to the discussion, click here.

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The Ag Data Privacy Debate in 10 Statements

by Deborah Atwood, Executive Director, AGree
by Deborah Atwood, Executive Director, AGree

AGree was pleased to host one of the most thought-provoking discussions to date regarding agricultural data and the implications for farmer profitability and privacy, as well as the potential broader societal benefits of aggregated data analysis.

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AGree Bulletin | October 2017

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AGree Bulletin | July 2015

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Dispatches from The Hill | July 2015

Prepared for AGree by Stephanie Mercier, former chief economist for the Senate Agriculture Committee

FY16 Agricultural Appropriations Process
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are continuing to grind through their subcommittee process, but none of the bills are likely to become law until some sort of deal to address the budget caps from the Budget Control Act of 2010 is reached between the Republican Congressional leadership and the White House. If no deal is reached by the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2015, either a continuing resolution must be enacted or a federal government shutdown would ensue.

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AGree Bulletin | May 2015

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Dispatches from The Hill | May 2015

Prepared for AGree by Stephanie Mercier, former chief economist for the Senate Agriculture Committee

FY16 Budget and Appropriations Process

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AGree Bulletin | March 2015

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AGree Bulletin | April 2017

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AGree Bulletin | September 2016

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