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A Golden Opportunity: IT Support for Data Utilization in Agriculture
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 614-621 in Proceedings of the World Congress of Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources (13-15, March 2002, Iguacu Falls, Brazil) 701P0301.(doi:10.13031/2013.8389)
Authors: Kathy Davis, Suzanne Thornsbury, Tara Minton
Keywords: Farm Management, Decision Support Systems
In the dynamic global marketplace, modern agricultural decision-makers rely on
accurate, up-to-date local, regional, and global data and statistics. In the U.S., this
information is provided by various public and private entities including government
agencies, industry organizations, and agricultural news services. This data is an
extremely valuable asset to the agricultural community, and represents a tremendous
investment of resources. However, difficulty locating and interpreting the data may
significantly compromise its utility for the end-user.