The NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics is seeking input from farmers and ranchers on the use of data generated from precision agriculture. “As farmers and ranchers, we don’t necessarily understand who has access to our data and how that data is available later,” explained Cheryl Wachenheim, professor. “In farming and ranching, we’re used to tangible items that we own and when it comes to data, we don’t own it.” Cybersecurity is still seen as a new concern in agriculture.
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