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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Farm Bureau is backing two recently introduced bills that would help more small meat and poultry plants sell their products in other states and better meet nationwide demand for beef, chicken and turkey.

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Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, with support from Purina.

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