Is it time for your crops to get their own broadband?

Cell Tower in Cornfield

Photo: McHenry County Blog

We ran across an article in our research recently that intrigued us with its connection between two issues deeply familiar to the Lakes to Land community: broadband access and agriculture. Thinking ahead to how the Earth is going to feed a projected 9.3 billion people by 2050 with only the additional 12% of arable land left on the planet, United States Department of Agriculture community planning and development specialist Robert Tse is leading an investigation into the use of wireless technology to increase crop productivity. Successful implementation would bring broadband to all the most remote farming communities in the nation, a move he calls “as important as rural electrification in the 1930s.” What do you think?

Read the rest of it here: “California County Tries to Roll Out Wireless Broadband to Farms”

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