LightSquared Proposal Seems Doomed

Chuck Zimmerman

Things are looking bleak for the proposed LightSquared LTE network according to a story in PC World. A key federal agency involved in testing the proposed LightSquared LTE network has concluded that there is no practical way to solve interference between that network and GPS, possibly dealing a crippling blow to the startup carrier’s hopes for a terrestrial mobile network. …

Government, GPS, Internet

Precision.AgWired.com: Making life a little simpler

Meghan Grebner

Each month we look at different technologies that make our lives just a little easier.  Sometimes it is great technological advancements is precision technologies… sometimes it’s the latest and greatest app for our smart phone and sometimes it is just making a tedious process a little less cumbersome.  That’s the case this month.  In this Precision.AgWired.com Podcast, sponsored by Ag …

Education, Government, USDA

Researchers Call for “Redesign” of US Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

As work toward a new Farm Bill officially begins some are calling for a “whole-system redesign” of U.S. agriculture. A recent report from the National Research Council Committee on Twenty-First Century Systems Agriculture has proposed a new direction for farm policy that would “incorporate innovative agricultural systems such as organic farming, grass-fed and other alternative livestock production systems, mixed crop …

Farm Bill, Farmers, Government