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The Saf Agr’Idées and the Agricultural Data Coalition raise the topic of robotics and big data in farming. It allows farmer to improve their productivity by receiving a lot of detailed information about their crops or cattle, which will then allow them to make precise decisions, adapted to particular situations. For example, milk producers collect data on their cows everytime they are milked by the robot. So they know precisely the health state of each cow at any moment, which allow them to treat their cows more efficiently. However, robots and softwares used in such futuristic farms are sold by big companies on which the farmers depend for tech support or data storage for instance. Doesn’t that pose a problem in terms of independence for farmers who can get “trapped”, compelled to keep relying on the same company ?