Farm Bureau President says broadband critical for agriculture

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Federal Communications Commission is establishing a $9 Billion fund for 5 G technology to improve mobile wireless in rural America. Included in that is a set aside of $1 billion for Precision Agriculture. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal says that’s critical for agriculture.

He says that technology will help producers improve their environmental footprint as well as their bottom line.

VanderWal says besides having good Precision Ag technology available, more access to broadband is also key in helping producers deal with a global economy.

VanderWal says whether its precision agriculture or broadband, it all helps farmers and ranchers with their seeking market information, finding new customers or even products and services.