The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says there are several roadblocks for farmers and ranchers to adopt new precision ag technology.
Curt Blades, Senior Vice President with AEM, tells Brownfield the lack of rural broadband tops the list. “There’s a ton of attention and dollars paid to rural broadband. There are still a lot of areas in farm country that are not very connected or not as connected as they should be.”
He tells Brownfield the cost of new technology is another concern, but there could be an avenue to address it.