COVID-19 Exposes Rural Digital Divide

News / In The News June 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is exposing the digital divide between rural and urban America. The Epoch Times reports 65 percent of rural Americans have access to high speed internet compared to 97 percent of urban Americans.

“It’s ridiculous that a farmer’s child has to go to McDonald’s to be able to get online and keep up with his education,” said American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.

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Families can expect to pay record high prices at the grocery store for turkey this upcoming holiday season thanks to the impacts of the bird flu and inflation. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyzed turkey and egg costs in their latest Market Intel.

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza is one of several factors that have pushed turkey and egg prices to record levels. Micheal Clements shares more on what that means for consumers.

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