Farmers love technology, fear misuse

12 January 2017

Increasing numbers of farmers see technology as useful and important to their farming businesses, and farmers are looking to invest further in new technology over the coming years. Despite this, lingering concerns about data sharing, privacy and control remain. According to the October 2016 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Agri-Insights Survey of 1600 Australian farmers, 70% of farmers believe that the digital technology available adds significant value to their businesses. The Ag Data Survey published by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) also found that farmers are optimistic about technology, with 77% of farmers planning to invest in new technology for their farms in the next three years. Farmers also see … Read More

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Pasture Graze Feed Draft Standard

15 December 2015

Grazing and Feed Draft Standard: The Grazing and Feed Data Standard concerns pasture, grazing and feed observations. The supplementary feed section encompasses the harvesting, purchase, storage, consumption and the sale of the feed.

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Farm & Model Data – Data Dictionary for Discussion

22 January 2015

The discussion document for Farm and Model Data provides a data dictionary for fundamental farm-level physical information plus the types of data input into models. The aim of this document is to assist the industry by supporting data interchange for farm and model data.

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Accounts Workshop Report

29 October 2014

In October 2014 a working group participated in a workshop “Account Coding/Analysis for Data Interchange”. The group worked through a “standardised” chart of accounts for interchange purposes and discussed a heap of issues as they came up.

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Farm & Model Data – Workshop Report

16 September 2014

A working group in September 2014 participated in a workshop on “Data Interchange Standards for Farm and Model Data”. Recent work has identified gaps in documentation about fundamental farm-level physical information, and also the types of data input into models.

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The Farm Data Standards is one of three data integration initiatives driven by the pastoral sector on behalf of farmers. The Farm Data Code of Practice, and the Data Linker are complementary tools aimed at getting data moving across the primary sector - securely, efficiently and within a transparent framework. The initiatives are funded by DairyNZ (through the Transforming the Dairy Value Chain programme), the Red Meat Profit Partnership and the Ministry of Primary Industries through the Primary Growth Partnership.

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