October 25, 2016
Advancing U.S. Agricultural Competitiveness with Big Data and Agricultural Economic Market Information, Analysis, and Research
The purpose of this paper is to discuss economic issues relevant to the onset of various agricultural data sources, referring to the availability, capability, and use of Big Data in agricultural, food, and environmental systems. We aim to start the conversation about policy questions that need to be addressed as the sector experiences the dynamic changes that may occur with greater use of Big Data and Big Data analytics. The paradigm shift that is already occurring with these new technologies affords significant opportunities and risks.