Launch of E-Connectivity Listening Sessions

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue provided opening remarks to a coalition of stakeholders to launch a series of regional listening sessions targeting the expansion of broadband access in rural America. You can watch the recording here or listen below. USDA has had programs for years to assist with local and regional broadband efforts but there is still …

Audio, Infrastructure, Internet, USDA

Kentucky Ag Commissioner Talks Rural Infrastructure

Carrie Muehling

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was at the 2018 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville this week. But just a few days prior, he was among those meeting with President Trump for the unveiling of a rural infrastructure plan. “This President and his Administration have an emphasis on investing in Rural America. And farmers, as we know, are caretakers of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Infrastructure, National Farm Machinery Show

AEM Releases Policy Plan for Infrastructure Advantage

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has unveiled a new policy report for the country called “The U.S. Infrastructure Advantage™” which makes the case for a U.S. infrastructure system that supports the safe and efficient movement of people and goods; provides connectivity between and within rural and urban America; and fosters strong economic growth and robust job creation. “The United …

AEM, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Infrastructure

AEM Holds Rural Broadband Access Panel

Jamie Johansen

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and representatives from equipment manufacturers John Deere and HammerHead Trenchless for a panel discussion on Capitol Hill on May 18th focused on the expansion of rural broadband access as part of lawmakers’ work this year on infrastructure. The event was in conjunction with Infrastructure Week 2017 and …

AEM, Ag Group, AgWired AgNewsWire, Audio, Equipment, Infrastructure, Internet

#RebuildRural Encourages Trump to Prioritize Infrastructure

Kelly Marshall

Two hundred some #RebuildRural organizations representing U.S. agriculture, rural businesses, communities and families sent a letter to the President, asking him to make infrastructure in rural America a priority. The letter highlights the needs in rural communicates where a lack of population density creates challenges. “American agriculture truly feeds the world and creates millions of jobs for U.S. workers. Our …

Ag Group, Infrastructure