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March 21, 2014

Data is everywhere. Are farmers and ranchers taking advantage of the opportunities?

Agriculture relies on data turned into information turned into decisions. Weather, commodity markets, animal health records, and customer buying data all are part of running an agriculture operation.

The technology and the business environment today now allows for greater collection of base data and the tools to transform it into valuable information. Working with partners and customers to grow businesses, improve processes, and increase profits, big data represent a new revenue vien.

September 20, 2012

Do you know what the USDA's Agriculture Research Service does and how it can help you?

Learn more about the United States Department of Agriculture Research Service (ARS, http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/main.htm ), "One of the best kept secrets in the USDA".

February 29, 2012

What will the world need to support nine billion people? Do we have it and if not, where do we get it?

Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Center for Strategic & International Studies; VP, Strategic Planning; Director, CSIS Global Food Security Project, presents "Seven Revolutions and the World in 2030" at the Food and Agricultural Communications Symposium.

January 16, 2012

How big a market is China for food and agricultural products?

There are 1.34 billion people in China and they need to eat every day. The resources needed to sustain them are enormous and dwarf many other world markets. China needs the resources of other countries and companies to help their growth. Business opportunities are available to the sharp company keeping an eye out.

January 16, 2012

How big a market is China for food and agricultural products?

There are 1.34 billion people in China and they need to eat every day. The resources needed to sustain them are enormous and dwarf many other world markets. China needs the resources of other countries and companies to help their growth. Business opportunities are available to the sharp company keeping an eye out.

January 10, 2012

How much product to water do you need to cover a specific acreage? These agri-calculator apps can help save time.

Agri-production managers and staff often need to do a calculation while in the field or on the run. These are a sample of some of the smart phone tools available to help make decisions without having to head back to the home office.

January 10, 2012

Sometimes you just want to look something up. These apps offer specialized dictionaries or databases for niche information areas in agriculture.

These are a collection of specialized smart phone agriculture apps. These types of apps are primarily used as a lookup tool, either to help identify species, review a piece of regulation, or get the specifics on an issue.

January 10, 2012

A sample of agriculture focused news applications. Most are actual applications while Syngenta Farm Mobile is a web site whose content is mobile focused. More smart phone agriculture news applications available.

January 10, 2012

How do you quickly pull data, organize it, and then make sense of it all?

Too much data, not enough understanding. How do you quickly pull data, organize it, and then make sense of it all? Several tools and articles are available to help.

January 10, 2012

9.8 billion people by 2050 will require 2.3 billion metric tons of food per year. How can this be supported?

The population continues to increase to levels that concern those that grow and produce food. Many believe there is a need to develop technologies that will increase food production at least by 50% to support the expected population of 2050 (9.8 billion by some estimates). While there is general agreement that the population will increase and that access to food will be an issue, there is no definitive solution.

January 10, 2012

What are some of the major news providers offering to mobile users?

This is just a sample of the news services that offer their information through a mobile application or a mobile focused web page.

January 10, 2012

Market research via Google insights for Search can help discover what customers are looking for and when.

Google insights for Search website is great to discover trends in keywords and terms.

January 10, 2012

You can keep up with the latest legislative activity in Congress using GovTrack.us.

GovTrack.us is a tool by Civic Impulse, LLC to help the public research and track the activities in the U.S. Congress, promoting and innovating government transparency and civic education through novel uses of technology.

January 10, 2012

The internet has many deep sources of data and there are tools that can help you get there.

Like many people, Google, Yahoo!, or Bing are the first places you start a search. Using one of these sites is ingrained into our day to day activities. While these sites are excellent starting points, they are not the only places from which to discover information.

January 10, 2012

Looking for ag data can seem daunting. Use these web sites and the power of Google to speed up the search and reduce the hassle.

When looking for information on world agriculture, where do you start? The following websites are good starting points. They are not all encompassing but they will get you started.

Use the power of Google Search. For example Google allows you to specify that your search results must come from a given website. For example, the query [ corn site:fao.org ] will return pages about corn but only from fao.org.