Iowa Public Television

 

Stories Tagged "technology"

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Displaying 1 to 15 of 111 results.

Market to Market Unveils Classroom Resources

posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Market to Market Unveils Classroom Resources
Market to Market has a new online resource for anyone interested in learning more about the business of farming;the impact of science and technology; and even the basics of commodity trading. Full Story

Cool Summer Sets Expectations for a Record Harvest

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

The nation's corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions. Full Story

Texas horse breeders take clone battle to court

posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM

The nation's pre-eminent quarter horse association, trying hard to safeguard a prestigious registry that adds financial value to listed animals, faced off in court Wednesday against two breeders who claim the organization is wrongly excluding... Full Story

Robotic Farm Hands Assist Farmers

posted on July 18, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Robotic Farm Hands Assist Farmers
New developments in robotics help fruit and vegetable farmers. Full Story

Gates Defends Focus on High-tech Agriculture

posted on January 27, 2012 at 8:46 AM

 KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - Bill Gates has a terse response tocriticism that the high-tech solutions he advocates for worldhunger are too expensive or bad for the environment: Countries canembrace modern seed technology and genetic modification or... Full Story

North Dakota: The Oil Boom

posted on November 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM

North Dakota: The Oil Boom
New technology unlocks a gusher of a problem for North Dakota. There's a huge demand for workers, but those already in the region are pushing the infrastructure to the max. Full Story

Market to Market (November 11, 2011)

posted on November 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Market to Market (November 11, 2011)
Full Program: Amidst already-tight supplies, the Agriculture Department cuts U.S. crop production estimates. While some lawmakers eye cuts to federal farm programs, others ponder new supports for agriculture. And an in-depth examination of the North Dakota... Full Story

North Dakota: The state the recession forgot

posted on November 10, 2011 at 4:15 PM

North Dakota: The state the recession forgot
A recent study examining the U.S. economy state-by-state revealed a troubling development: Conditions are worse today than they were at the end of2008 inevery state in America, except one: North Dakota. Full Story

Report Shows More U.S. Farmers Relying on Internet

posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:06 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Think of farms and images of tractors and combines come to mind. But what about laptops, smart phones and tablets?   The number of farmers with Internet access on a variety of digital gadgets has dramatically... Full Story

Traders turn to Twitter for market insight

posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Traders turn to Twitter for market insight
Producers are no longer isolated on the prairie. Mobile devices have helped promote the use of social media, specifically Twitter. Full Story

Remote Control Chopper Monitors Crops From Above

posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:06 PM

LAKE ALFRED, Fla (AP) -- The knee-high contraption resting on a patch of dirt near an orange grove looked like a cross between a tiny helicopter and a spider. Full Story

Market to Market (March 25, 2011)

posted on March 25, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Market to Market (March 25, 2011)
Full Program: U.S. commodities flow into Japan, despite the impact of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Government meteorologists call for increased chances of major flooding in Midwestern watersheds. And speculators deploy new technologies hoping to... Full Story

Government Says up to 10 Percent in U.S. Lack Good Internet

posted on February 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As many as one in 10 Americans can't get Internet connections that are fast enough for common online activities such as watching video or teleconferencing, and two thirds of schools have broadband connections that are too slow to... Full Story

Market to Market (January 28, 2011)

posted on January 28, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (January 28, 2011)
Full Program: President Obama calls for this generation of Americans to embrace its "Sputnik Moment." Presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich calls for abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency. Despite record quarterly profits, McDonalds blames a hike in menu... Full Story

Market to Market (January 21, 2011)

posted on January 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (January 21, 2011)
Full Program: We examine how leaders of the world’s two largest economies are finding common ground on matters of trade; discuss questions facing the Secretary of Agriculture on rules relating to genetically engineered crops; and we’ll meet a third generation... Full Story
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Displaying 1 to 15 of 111 results.