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Harvest Season Puts Focus on Rural Broadband Gap, Solutions


October 30, 2019

By John Youngberg, Executive Vice President of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation

Early autumn means the start of harvest season for thousands of farmers across Montana. But for many, their ability to compete in an increasingly challenging and globalized agriculture market is hampered by a lack of broadband connectivity.

Without adequate access to the internet at broadband speeds, too many Montana farmers and agricultural communities across the state can’t access the same basic tools and advanced precision agriculture technologies that are available in connected areas.

These new tools h...

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