The certification process requires companies to answer 10 questions about ag data ownership, use, portability, and security. These answers are reviewed by an independent third party administrator and if approved, the Ag Data Transparent seal is issued.
John Deere has announced that it has received the American Farm Bureau Ag Data Transparent certification. This certification indicates that the company’s technology and products are in compliance with core principles for ag data ownership, consent, and privacy.
Perhaps one of the problems for the lack of transparency and widespread adoption of technology for farmers and the agricultural community at large, is the association of bitcoin with blockchain. While the two have emerged into the mainstream at about the same time, and, yes, both are virtual, they are two different things.