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Brownfield Ag News: USB Study Pinpoints Rural Broadband Recommendations

A study commissioned by the soy checkoff highlights 15 steps needed to provide U.S. farmers with critical access to fast, affordable, reliable broadband. In an interview with Brownfield News, USB Treasurer Meagan Kaiser of Missouri said that without a reliable internet connection, data collection and its use is severely limited.

β€œOne [of the recommended steps] was to adopt high performance standards for upload speeds to reflect the needs for precision agriculture. I think one of the things that we talk about in sustainability is that precision agriculture is such a large element of that.”

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