Data privacy is a growing concern, but companies are responding to the challenge. The American Farm Bureau Federation makes a statement about farmer data use. The Climate Corporation and Monsanto have set down new data privacy policies.
Farmers will find a lot of options for cloud-based computing in this year. Easier access to data for sharing with others, or for yourself, is one key benefit. Understand the relationships with companies that offer services.
To expand control strategies, crop protection companies are turning to biologicals. Beneficial bacteria and other organisms can help avoid resistance issues. Formulation technology will be key for companies developing products.