Bipartisan Bill Will Strengthen Agricultural Data Analysis

AGree’s Conservation and Crop Insurance Task Force applauds new legislation to analyze impacts of farm practices

Today, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, introduced the Agriculture Data Act of 2018 to strengthen data management and analysis. AGree’s Conservation and Crop Insurance Task Force thanks Senators Thune and Klobuchar for their leadership on this important issue. The new legislation will increase understanding about how farm-based conservation practices impact farm and ranch profitability, soil health, crop yields, and risk.

The Agriculture Data Act of 2018 builds upon recommendations developed by AGree’s Conservation and Crop Insurance Task Force(task force), a group of leading researchers, academics, former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) leaders, producers, and representatives from farm-based and environmental NGOs. The task force has worked since 2013 to develop innovative strategies to remove roadblocks and increase adoption of conservation practices through federal crop insurance and conservation programs.

Read the full press release here.