Drones on the Farm

Bowling Green, KY. (August 2, 2019) – The U.N. estimates there will be over 9 billion people living on Earth by 2050. With the growing population and a loss of land capable of sustaining agricultural production, the ag industry has turned to new technology to help solve the growing problem of how to feed the world population. Ag producers around the world are …

Farmers Will Benefit from Broadband

The following was published in Morning Ag Clips on July 10, 2019 It was submitted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Virginia agriculture could grow 18 percent if broadband is extended to underserved communities RICHMOND, Va. — A new national report found that Virginia agriculture could grow by 18 percent if broadband technology is extended to underserved communities. “In the …

Rural connectivity necessary for agriculture

Connectivity is needed in rural areas to make the best of use technology in agriculture Published by Morning Ag Clips on July 3, 2019 SALINAS, Calif. — The Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas in June on “The Future of Food” showcased technology, innovation and ideas that will make agriculture more efficient, productive, profitable and safe. To make these advancements accessible to …

Nebraska Rancher on Why Broadband Matters to Rural America

‘It’s important to tell our own story’ by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation Grant County, Neb., (June 6, 2019) – Honest Beef is a family-owned beef business located in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Talk with owner Hannah Raudsepp for even a few minutes and it quickly becomes clear her family is not just trying to sell you beef—they’re …

Only 58% of Rural Households Have Broadband Access Despite Policies Impacting Viability of Agtech Products

The following was published by AgFunder News on February 27, 2019 by Lauren Manning  While broadband offers connectivity for rural dwellers in their homes, it may not bridge the technology divide between tech-hungry farmers and their inability to send or receive data from the most remote acres of their operations. Only 58% of households in rural American communities have broadband access …