Here we are yet again discussing farm data, one of the major hot topics in ag law and technology right now. Why? We are turning to “big data” and ownership again because, well, there are still many unanswered questions. You may recall my post from a while ago on “big data” and its definition. Today I am going to focus on non-disclosure agreements and how this contract can be used to help protect your farm data.Read More
This post originally appeared in the Delmarva Farmer the week of Feb. 21, 2016.
This post should not be construed as legal advice
One issue related to drones and privacy we have not dealt with so far is: “Can I shoot down a drone over my property?” The simple answer to this question is NO! Shooting down a drone flying over your property is never a good idea. In the summer of 2015, a Kentucky man shot down a drone flying over his property.Read More
When can a government or environmental non-profit inspector such as a Riverkeeper perform an inspection by water of your farm? This question is often raised and the answer to when and where these types of inspections can occur all depends on one factor: navigability of the water body in question.Read More
Recently a U.S. Federal District Court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could turn over publically gathered data on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) to three environmental groups. American Farm Bureau and National Pork Producers Council (“Plaintiffs”) had expressed concerns the disclosure would violate privacy rights of their members. The district court found the Plaintiffs had no standing to bring the claim.Read More