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Reinstate CLU Data - Section 1619 Of The 2008 Farm Bill

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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!

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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.

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  • Brenda Hoffman
    Brenda Hoffman United States, Albia
    Feb 24, 2016
    Feb 24, 2016
    we need this information on the maps
  • Tim Reierson
    Tim Reierson United States, Yakima
    Feb 05, 2016
    Feb 05, 2016
    Making this information available saves everyone time and money. If the owner must request it, it takes time away from them and from staff at FSA.
  • Charles Davidson
    Charles Davidson United States, Rockford
    Jan 05, 2016
    Jan 05, 2016
    This information (and more) is available to anyone through local assessors, but must be modified for use in the appraisal process. Modifying the information by hand is time consuming and increases costs/fees, which is passed on to the client. It's common sense to make this already public data available to large data companies that can process it and make it available to everyone at a reasonable cost. It's what the information age is all about.
  • BRADLEY R BRIDGES
    BRADLEY R BRIDGES United States, Ocoee
    Dec 10, 2015
    Dec 10, 2015
    This information is holds no value to the growers and should be released. Red tape like this is what keeps USA behind the World in Ag. We have to be able to share this info to be more efficient and compete against low wages and regulations in the rest of the world. Please Help!
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