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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As our nation transitions to a new president and administration in Washington, D.C., closer to home, new leaders have taken the reins at several state Farm Bureaus.

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The American Farm Bureau Federation released a report Thursday detailing how USDA NASS can improve accuracy and farmer confidence in survey results. Micheal Clements shares what the recommendations are.

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