Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

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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Credit: President of Klamath-Lake County Farm Bureau Jason Flowers 

Farmers and ranchers who depend on the Colorado River face water cuts following a water shortage declaration. Micheal Clements shares what this means for those producers.

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The latest book from Feeding Minds Press, the Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s publishing venture, helps children learn about life on the farm. Micheal Clements shares more.

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