Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

The Hill: For Farmers, Broadband is a Necessity, not a Luxury

News / In The News November 2, 2018

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The Hill published an op-ed from AFBF President Zippy Duvall on the importance of broadband for farmers. “Just like every other U.S. business competing in an increasingly global economy, America’s farmers and ranchers need reliable, high-speed internet service,” Duvall wrote. Further, he explained that broadband is “no longer a luxury; it is an absolute necessity in our digital age.” Farmers need robust broadband networks to foster more efficient, economical and environmentally responsible agriculture operations.

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Over 160 farm, food and agriculture organizations today sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force calling for the federal government to take additional steps and devote new resources to help farmers, ranchers and growers across the country protect their employees from the novel coronavirus.

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A new report unveiled today by the American Farm Bureau Federation provides an in-depth examination of the causes and price implications resulting from extreme market volatility in the cattle industry. It also sets the stage to explore policy solutions.

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