Right now, rural broadband deployment across croplands does not meet the needs of production agriculture, in particular farm machinery.


AEM has encouraged Congress to address this through the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018, which members of the Senate introduced earlier this year.


AEM support efforts to expand rural wireless coverage. As chair of the Agriculture Broadband Coalition, AEM helped launch an extensive education campaign for regulators at the Federal Communications Commission and lawmakers to enlighten them on the needs for on the farm/in-field coverage, setting the stage for when Congress revisits existing law.