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USDA Invites Comments on the Implementation of the e-Connectivity Pilot Program

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced USDA is inviting comments on the implementation of the e-Connectivity Pilot Program established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 on March 23, 2018. USDA is developing this pilot program to catalyze private investment and bring broadband to unserved rural areas of the country. The new program provides a unique opportunity to develop …

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The 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day Coming Up Tuesday

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Research, Technology, Vegetables

The 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is coming up Tuesday, July 24 in Moultrie, Georgia. Farmers are invited to attend and get practical information from the region’s top agricultural scientists about the newest technologies farmers can use to improve their operations. Tyron Spearman has the details. Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is Tuesday In a release, Sunbelt Expo Executive Director Chip …

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Ag Aviation Association Asks Drone Operators to Be Cautious of Ag Aircraft

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

The National Agriculture Aviation Association is reminding UAV, or drone users to be aware of agricultural aircraft throughout the growing season. Agricultural aviators fly as low as ten feet off the ground, meaning they share airspace with UAVs that are limited to flying no more than 400 feet above ground level. For this reason, the National Agricultural Aviation Association is …

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Agri View: Technology and Agriculture

Dan Agri View, Technology

Everett Griner talks about technology in today’s Agri View. If you believe that technology on the farm is a recent thing, think again. Everett lets us know some of the long history of technology in agriculture. Technology and Agriculture Technology. Today the word technology rings throughout the world of agriculture. We think of self steering tractors, or drones, to do things …

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Trump Deal on China’s ZTE May Reduce Ag Tariff’s

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

A possible agreement between President Trump and China that would relax penalties on a Chinese telecom company could ease the agriculture tariff threats. Trump is talking with China to ease restrictions on ZTE, a smartphone company that shut down major operating activities last week after Trump’s seven-year export ban stemming from trade violations. A source close to the talks says …

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Ag Groups Applaud Precision Ag Connectivity Act

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

The American Soybean Association is among agriculture groups applauding the Senate Commerce Committee for pushing the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 forward in the legislative process. ASA President John Heisdorffer says his group welcomes the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018. “This legislation understands the unique needs of growers across rural America,” Heisdorffer says. “We urge swift passage in …