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Reinstate CLU Data - Section 1619 Of The 2008 Farm Bill

1,034 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Bring Back CLU Data – Help Support The Change To Section 1619 Of The 2008 Farm Bill

There are still those who are reluctant to support a change to Section 1619 stating privacy concerns. We need to remind people that CLU data (commonly known as digital field borders and acres) does not contain farmers' names, addresses, Social Security numbers, wetland information or compliance data, and that CLU data greatly benefits businesses who work closely with the producer providing more timely, accurate and cost effective services.

By signing this petition, you are stating that you support the United States Congress in bringing back general use of Common Land Unit (CLU) data to the NRCS Data Gateway, especially because of the following circumstances:
USDA Farm Service Agency CLU data had been readily available and easily accessible to the public on the NRCS Data Gateway from 2004 to the summer of 2008 when the 2008 Farm Bill was signed. Section 1619 of the 2008 Farm Bill was not part of the bills passed by either the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate and was inserted during the Conference Committee process without public hearings or debate. CLU data only contains digital field borders and acres and does not contain farmers' names, addresses, Social Security numbers, wetland information or compliance data.
CLU data is used by producers and their wide range of support businesses including: appraisers, crop insurers, financial service providers, farm managers, irrigation and tilling installers, and aerial, chemical, fertilizer and manure applicators for accurate and timely records and procedures. Section 1619 creates unnecessary inefficiencies and negatively impacts agricultural professionals, producers, landowners, and others who utilize that data in their professions on a regular basis.Please sign this online petition and help us bring back CLU data!


AgriData, Inc. develops map-based information management systems and services for agricultural applications. AgriData, Inc.’s Surety® Customized Online Mapping System has dramatically improved the agricultural industry’s methods for locating, recording and displaying field borders and information for both farmers and ag applicators.

  • Philip B O'Bryan
    Philip B O'Bryan United States, Terre Haute
    May 04, 2015
    May 04, 2015
    Public funded information should be accessible to the public.
  • Roger Hazen
    Roger Hazen United States, Cardington
    Apr 04, 2015
    Apr 04, 2015
  • C. Brent Kerns, ARA
    C. Brent Kerns, ARA United States, Lizton
    Feb 21, 2015
    Feb 21, 2015
    These records are kept by tax payer dollars. If a farmer does not want the information available quit taking the government check. If you want good reports I must have this information other than mapquest
  • Timothy Kreft
    Timothy Kreft United States, Fargo
    Feb 06, 2015
    Feb 06, 2015
    By removing CLU data from the public, it has made the agricultural real estate appraisers job more difficult by not being able to obtain accurate data for use in land appraisals. This in turn could provide inaccurate appraisals to lenders, attorneys, farmers, and absentee landowners since the appraiser is not allowed to obtain the most up-to-date information on the subject property or possible sales that we use to compare to the subject.
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