American Farm Bureau Federation Joins Initiative To Give Farmers Control Of Data

November 18, 2012Agriculture Standard

Some German farming officials are getting an up-close look at the functions of American agriculture during a check out to Grand Island. They are part of the United States State Department’s International Visitors Program and also remained in Grand Island today to obtain the viewpoint of American agricultural production as well as contrast it to German manufacturing as well as public attitudes towards those methods. We intend to consuming a far better understanding as well as suggestion of just how U.S. farming works claimed Stefan Blottner, head of the Agricultural Plan Department, Farmers’ Organization of Thuringia. Among the concerns Blottner wants genetically modified organism (GMO) plants and hormone treatments for livestock. I wish to obtain a much better understanding of how it functions he stated. The team showed up in Grand Island on Saturday. Throughout their go to, they consulted with Mayor Jeremy Jensen as well as went to the farm of John McDonald of Phillips, who owns FJM Farms, grows 1,500 acres of corn and also feeds concerning 8,000 head of livestocks every year. They also went to with David Vetter, proprietor of Grain Location Foods in Marquette, which gives grain products that are created in an ecologically lasting and also socially liable manner.

Momme Mattiesen of Hamburg, an animal feed professional for the German Organization of Ranch Cooperatives, farmed prior to helping the participating movement in Germany. I made use of to be a farmer and it is nice to review with other farmers as well as people about issues such as GMOs, biotechnology, sustainability and how you can feed a growing globe population Mattiesen stated. GMOs are an essential problem to Germans. In 2013, the German Farming Ministry notified the European Payment that the country will not permit the growth of GMO crops in its area. By contrast, more than 90 percent of the nearly 2 billion bushels of corn and soybeans harvested in 2014 in Nebraska is GMO crops. The German site visitors reviewed GMOs and worldwide trade in a panel discussion at the Aurora Cooperative offices that featured officials from the Nebraska Corn Growers Organization, farmers as well as ethanol authorities. The group also saw the Grand Island JBS beef packaging plant in, which is the community’s biggest employer. Nebraska is the country’s leading beef slaughter state as well as amongst the leading 2 states in cattle feeding.

Anne Grueneberg of Hanover, an editor for Economic and also Customer Affairs for RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland, said many Germans have increased issues regarding American agricultural practices, such as the influence of biotechnology as well as chemicals on livestock, in addition to the humane treatment of animals raised for slaughter. You have various policies for the manufacturing and welfare of animals Grueneberg stated. Individuals hesitate whether those regulations are being applied. The Germans likewise saw the U.S. Division of Farming Roman Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Proving ground in Clay Center, where they consulted with authorities to review nourishment, environmental management, meat security and also quality as well as genes, breeding and also pet health and wellness. The visitors will certainly leave Grand Island Wednesday and also will hang out in Austin, Texas, before heading back to Germany. The American Ranch Bureau Federation and a host of various other agricultural stakeholders today revealed a ground-breaking information repository that advocates claim will offer farmers supreme control over the ever-increasing business information gathered as well as transferred by modern farm machinery.

Tractors, untiling tools, planters, sprayers, farmers and agricultural drones are progressively connected to the Web. Farmers don’t constantly have the capacity to exactly regulate where that information goes, neither move it from one data CPU to one more. The newly formed Agricultural Data Coalition will encourage farmers to much better manage, handle and also take full advantage of the worth of the data they gather each day in the fields. Farmers need to maintain ownership and also control of the private agricultural data that originates from the job they carry out in their areas AFBF Head of state Zippy Duvall claimed. Using that exclusive info for field-level efficiency as well as performance is the secret that will certainly uncover a lot more success and the better fostering of accuracy agriculture. That’s good for business and also the setting, as well. The ADC is the outcome of years of planning and also control by AFBF, Auburn University, Ohio State College, the College of Nebraska-Lincoln, AGCO, CNH Industrial, Plant IMS, Raven Industries, Mississippi State University and also Topcon Positioning Units, Inc.