Mississippi: Low Broadband Access Hinders Modern Producers May 10, 2021

🕔May 10, 2021
From computer programs that regulate moisture sensors to smartphone apps that allow growers to monitor market data, most facets of agriculture continue their shift to digital platforms. This transition makes […]

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan – Tackling More Than Roads, Bridges – DTN Apr 5, 2021

🕔Apr 5, 2021
President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure package goes beyond roads and bridges to putting the wheels in motion to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in agriculture, as well as increasing federal spending […]

Rural Internet: FCC Ruling Should Boost High-Speed Access – DTN Dec 18, 2020

🕔Dec 18, 2020
Recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) action could bolster internet connectivity and speed in rural areas with limited or no access to broadband infrastructure. The FCC amended its rules regarding TV […]

Minnesota: Introducing the Broadband Speed Test Initiative Dec 8, 2020

🕔Dec 8, 2020
Minnesota residents can now perform a one-minute broadband access and speed survey! Using the easy-to-follow instructions, anyone can complete the speed test at home using any computer or mobile device. Those with no […]

Farm Input Chain Changing, Retailers Going Digital – DTN Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
The farm input supply chain is in transition as the industry sees great competition from e-commerce. The traditional agricultural supply landscape in North America is facing threats from smaller startups […]

Rural Broadband: Perplexing Issues On The Road To Connectivity – DTN Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
 Improving broadband internet services to all rural areas is an extremely complex task with no easy answers. With more people working from home and children learning remotely because of the […]

Rural Internet: Coronavirus Highlights Lack of Broadband – DTN May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
When Karen Eifert Jones had to complete online training to spray dicamba herbicide this spring, she ended up doing it on her cell phone from the driveway of her mother’s […]

USDA Report Access: Level Playing Field? How’s Your Broadband? – DTN Jul 19, 2018

🕔Jul 19, 2018
When USDA announced changes in its crop reports last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue boasted that modern technology ensured everyone had equal access and a level playing field when it […]

Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted Sep 29, 2017

🕔Sep 29, 2017
On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held its ninth Farm Bill hearing where the panel turned its attention to rural development and energy programs.  Recall that a House Agriculture Subcommittee explored […]

Broadband on the Farm: The Challenges of Having Internet that Runs So….. Sl….ow Aug 22, 2017

🕔Aug 22, 2017
Today’s update discusses rural broadband issues and federal regulatory action that was taken this month to help close the digital divide in Rural America.  The update also touches on a […]

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