Grower Information Services Cooperative Responds to Monsanto’s Acquisition
of The Climate Corporation
LUBBOCK, Texas -- October 2, 2013
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
“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.
Grower Information Services Cooperative
Mark Cox, 806-686-2940
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