GMO Answers at SXSW

Cindy Zimmermanbiotechnology

GMO Answers took its live show to Austin this week at the SXSW Trade Show. The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals is billed as the “unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies” so GMO Answers decided it would be a good place to reach an audience with the real story about agricultural innovation. GMO Answers … Read More

LBIS Takes Precision Ag to a New Level

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, agronomy, Soil, Soil Sampling, Video

Science is fun. Let me explain. During the Vedesian Life Sciences Los Alamos Media Tour we learned about a cool soil sampling technology coined Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LBIS). In an attempt to not use to much technical jargon, LBIS is a focused pulse laser beam that generates a microplasma (think spec or dot). From here, the emission from the plasma … Read More

Precision.AgWired Podcast: Why technology is a good thing

Meghan GrebnerFarmers, livestock, Precision Pays Podcast, technology, USFRA

Big farms or small farms?  Does using technology in agriculture mean its bad?  These are just some of the questions consumers are trying to find answers to when it comes to agriculture and food production. During the recent Food Dialogues event in Boston, there were a lot of different types of farming operations represented – but the one common theme that came … Read More

Precision Agriculture Applications for California Growers

Melissa SandfortData Collection, Regulation, technology, yields

Pitney Bowes Business Insight announced that Britz-Simplot LLC, the largest, full-service agricultural retailer and wholesaler of fertilizers, seed and other applications in California, is leveraging Pitney Bowes Business Insight’s mapping and location intelligence technology to strengthen its precision agriculture business. As growers face increasing industry challenges, such as budget constraints, environmental concerns and compliance regulations, Britz-Simplot turned to Pitney Bowes … Read More

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Joanna SchroederCompany Announcement

Have you ever wished you could help mold the content of your favorite blog? Well, here is your chance. The bloggers of want to learn more about its readers, so we can provide you with more informational and insightful information. All you have to do is take our quick 5 minute survey. Once completed, you can enter to win … Read More

There’s No Magic Bullet in Precision Ag

John DavisAudio, General, ICPA, Industry News

This morning’s opening session of the 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA) was certainly a good one, as attendees heard that while the world’s farmers have increased the rate of growth of the food they produce, the current increase doesn’t match the rise in the human population and its rising incomes expected by the year 2050 when it’s expected … Read More

2009 Top Stories on – January to June

Kurt LawtonGeneral

As we wind down another year here at, I decided to take a look back at 2009 before we start a new decade. Over the next few days, I’ll be posting my list of “Best of 2009” stories, along with an additional list of noteworthy product stories. I hope you continue to find value in the information provided. … Read More

Alltech Talks Farm of the Future LIVE

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Consumers, Farming, Food, technology, Video

Alltech hosted a live video event on the future of agriculture and technology with a panel of agribusiness experts discussing and debating their thoughts on the future of the agricultural industry, new consumer demographics and demands, ag technology, big data, nutrigenomics and precision nutrition. Continue to follow the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #FarmingTheFuture. Great questions were posed, thought-provoking … Read More

ASA Encourages Safe Use of Seed Treatment

Kelly MarshallASA, seed, trade

It’s critical to keep treated seed from entering the supply of U.S. grains and oilseeds, reminds the American Soybean Association (ASA). Treated seeds are a problem that affects the entire supply chain, jeopardizing U.S. markets at home and abroad. Maintaining the stellar U.S. reputation for appropriately managing all pesticides is one key element of providing customer satisfaction and official acceptance … Read More