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Montana farmers want ag data protection

Posted on AllSides March 25th, 2024
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Montana farmers have testified before a panel of state lawmakers asking them to protect agricultural data that is collected by precision farming technology - and stored electronically, "in the cloud." They're looking for changes in how that information is accessed. At a recent state Economic Affairs Committee meeting, Montana Farmer's Union President Walter Schweitzer said with the increased use of precision ag tools and a huge uptick in data collected and stored remotely, farmers' information needs greater protections. "We read every day that there's data being hacked," said Schweitzer. "The...

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