HALL COUNTY, Neb. — The Nebraska Farm Bureau is shining a light on cybersecurity in agriculture, bringing the FBI and Attorney General Doug Peterson to Husker Harvest Days to talk about it.
"There's kind of a bad world out there and the fact that we're in food production and food security is really important. It get back to ultimately national security," said NFB President Mark McHargue.
McHargue said often companies don't want to talk about the issue.
"I think we need to be cognizant that with the technology, with all of our automated production in agriculture someone could potentially get in and hack the direction it's going or make it veer off course or not stop. We're spraying chemicals that we don't want in our streams," he said.
NFB is holding an event at their HHD booth Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to talk about the issue. McHargue said he hopes producers learn they need to be diligent when it comes to updating phones, computers and equipment.