LUBBOCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grower Information Services Cooperative (GISC), an advocate for the protection of U.S. growers’ ownership and control of the information surrounding their farming operations, says today’s announcement of Monsanto’s $930 million acquisition of The Climate Corporation proves data coming out of farm fields is valuable.
“Today’s announcement is proof that data science is the new frontier of agriculture. It’s important to recognize the agriculture producer’s right to benefit from the data because it always originates with the grower,” says Billy Tiller, GISC director of business development.
“The way forward for U.S. agriculture includes improved efficiencies in sharing information and real intelligence gathered from data sets. GISC stands ready to ensure that not only will producers participate in the important discussion of data usage in production agriculture, but will lead the way in this pioneering effort,” adds Tiller, a fourth generation Texas farmer who has raised cattle, cotton, grains and sunflowers for more than 30 years.
Grower Information Services Cooperative (GISC) is an information management cooperative for growers by growers. Formed in 2013, GISC assists its members – U.S. agriculture producers – with the collection, retention, and delivery of information, including data, digitized documents, data files, GIS data, precision ag files and more. For more information, visit www.gisc.coop.