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USDA Looking for More Funding Applications to Improve Broadband Access

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, says the USDA is accepting applications for grants to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities. She says e-connectivity is essential to the economic vitality and quality of life in rural communities. “Investing in broadband can strengthen rural economic growth and improve critical access to jobs, education, healthcare, and social …


Hartzler Introduces Legislation to Address Broadband in Farm Bill

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

Republican U.S. House member Vicky Hartzler of Missouri is seeking to include rural broadband in the next farm bill. Monday, Hartzler introduced the Expanding Rural Access to Broadband Act, which she says would make necessary changes to existing Rural Utilities Telecommunications programs to ensure rural Americans aren’t left behind in the digital age. Hartzler says she plans to work with …

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Precision Ag Bill Seeks Resolve to Broadband Connectivity Issues

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 would create a task force to evaluate high speed internet access on cropland and ranchland related to precision agriculture technologies. Supported by the Ag Broadband Coalition, which the American Farm Bureau Federation is a member of, the task force would develop policy recommendations to get farm equipment connected. AFBF congressional relations director R.J. …

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Ag Broadband Coalition Hails Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

The Agricultural Broadband Coalition applauded bipartisan leaders in the House and Senate for introducing the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 on Thursday, a milestone piece of legislation that will help to revolutionize farming across the United States. The legislation, which was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and in the House by …


President Trump Addresses American Farm Bureau Federation

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President Trump addressed the crowd at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show on Monday, January 8th.  The AFBF is celebrating 99 years of supporting American agriculture at this year’s meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. “I’m so honored to be the first President to address the American Farm …


“Connect Americans Now” Formed to Improve Rural Broadband Access

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

A group of community leaders, rural advocates, and industry innovators have come together to form “Connect Americans Now.” Their goal is to work with the Federal Communications Commission and other policymakers to ensure that there is sufficient unlicensed broadband access in every market in the country. The end-goal is unlimited broadband connectivity by 2022. Richard Cullen, the executive director of …