Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Clear
Temperature
8°F
Dew Point
-8°F
Humidity
47%
Wind
WNW at 6 mph
Barometer
30.41 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:39 a.m.
Sunset
05:41 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 12 to 8 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
12°F / -2°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
16°F / -1°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
21°F / 1°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
23°F / 6°F
Light Snow
Monday
24°F / 6°F
Snow
Tuesday
35°F / -3°F
Light Rain/Snow
Wednesday
3°F / -7°F
Mostly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 12 to a low of -2 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 6 to 1 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 0 to -2 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 16 to a low of -1 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 11 miles per hour from the westsouthwest. No precipitation is expected.

Data privacy concerns farmers and ranchers

Feb. 18, 2014 | 0 comments

WASHINGTON, DC

One of the most important issues related to "big data" goes directly to property rights and who owns and controls farm-level data that may be collected, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress. Risks to privacy that farmers face are of great concern, according to Farm Bureau.

"For years, farmers have used technology advances to better match varieties of seeds, production inputs and management practices with specific field characteristics," said Brian Marshall, a farmer and Missouri Farm Bureau member testifying to the House Small Business Committee on behalf of AFBF. Further, noted Marshall, "While farmers have been experimenting for well over a decade, only now is the industry starting to consider all the uses of this transformative technology."

Farmers are right to be concerned about data privacy, Marshall said, in part because the information collected is valuable to companies. Also of concern are the risks to privacy that farmers could face related to the release of information about pesticide use or biotech crops, which are accepted farming practices that have been dubbed politically unpopular.

In addition, "Farmers should have a say in and be compensated when their data is sold," Marshall said.

Another data privacy issue of concern to Farm Bureau centers around the use of unmanned aircraft systems, better known as drones, for commercial purposes in agriculture and forestry.

Operators of drones should be required to gain the consent of the landowner or farmer if surveying or gathering data about the landowner's property below navigable airspace, explained Marshall. Further, Farm Bureau opposes federal agencies using drones for regulatory enforcement, litigation, and as a sole source for natural resource inventories without the consent of the landowner below navigable airspace.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Page Tools

Search

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement