Precision Ag Satellite Bill Passes US House
Your lawmakers in the U.S. House have recently passed a bill to find ways to make it easier to bring precision agriculture to your farm.
“It’s essential we bring our satellite laws and regulations into the 21st Century, especially as we compete against other countries like China, who seek to dominate the United States,” says Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH).
The Precision Agriculture Satellite Connectivity Act (H.R. 1339), which was introduced by Latta and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), seeks to identify and recommend policies to help America’s farmers gain greater access to wireless technologies to be able to use robots, drones and other computer systems in rural areas.
“Our bill would require the Federal Communications Commission to look at its rules and submit recommendations, if any, on how it could update its rules to promote precision agriculture to help our farmers increase productivity and improve efficiency in their operations,” says Latta.
If the bill passes the Senate and is signed into law, the FCC would then have 15 months to report its findings to the House and Senate on ways to improve access to satellite technology for America’s farmers.
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