The Path to Agricultural Data Innovation: Webinar on Models for Modernizing Agriculture Data Infrastructure

Data innovation is necessary to address a growing number of critical short and long-term issues facing the food and agriculture sector, including agricultural production, environmental sustainability, nutrition assistance, food waste, supply chain disruptions, and food and farm labor. More data than ever is being collected on farms through precision agriculture technology and through administering public … Continued

The Future of Farming: Producer Perspectives on Agriculture Data Innovation

Advances in precision agriculture technology, remote sensing, and modeling have created a revolution in how data in the agriculture sector is collected and used. Leveraging these new data capabilities for on-farm decision making, research, and public policy is consistently recognized as a key strategy to create more resilient and profitable farms. It is critical that … Continued

Agriculture Data, Climate Change, and Infrastructure Investment

Ongoing budget and infrastructure policy conversations have recognized the importance of data infrastructure and rural broadband in meeting the country’s goals for climate change adaptation and mitigation. AGree is a longstanding champion of bolstering our public food and agriculture research system. We hosted a virtual panel discussion on April 15, 2021, with leaders in academia … Continued

Ask USDA for the Data

Can cover crops make farmers more profitable? What kind of conservation practices improve soil health? Can cover crops reduce a farmer’s risk from drought or flooding? The key to answering these questions, and others, sits inside data siloes at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA collects vast amounts of data about crop yields, crop … Continued

Small Farms, Big Ag Data, Tremendous Opportunity

October 10, 2018 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 … Continued

The Ag Data Privacy Debate in 10 Statements

September 19, 2018 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. Our panel of five experts did a fantastic job representing the diversity of views and considerations … Continued