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$103M to Expand Broadband Internet in Rural U.S.

posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to those areas of rural America that haven't been reached by the high-speed service or are... Full Story

Report Shows More U.S. Farmers Relying on Internet

posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:06 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Think of farms and images of tractors and combines come to mind. But what about laptops, smart phones and tablets?   The number of farmers with Internet access on a variety of digital gadgets has dramatically... Full Story

Traders turn to Twitter for market insight

posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Traders turn to Twitter for market insight
Producers are no longer isolated on the prairie. Mobile devices have helped promote the use of social media, specifically Twitter. Full Story

Government Says up to 10 Percent in U.S. Lack Good Internet

posted on February 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As many as one in 10 Americans can't get Internet connections that are fast enough for common online activities such as watching video or teleconferencing, and two thirds of schools have broadband connections that are too slow to... Full Story

Apps and tweets help in the kitchen

posted on November 5, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Need to talk turkey? Baffled by Brussels sprouts? Sure, you could go old school and call a 1-800 holiday helpline. But these days, cooks are finding inspiration, or salvation as the case may be, online. Full Story

FCC: Broadband Market Not Serving All Americans

posted on July 23, 2010 at 1:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators have concluded that the broadband market is not bringing high-speed Internet connections to all Americans quickly enough. Full Story

Farmers Cropping Up On Facebook and Twitter

posted on July 2, 2010 at 5:07 PM

DENAIR, Calif (AP) - When a video of dairy cows being punched and prodded with pitchforks was recently released by an animal rights group, it made the rounds on YouTube and generated the expected angry responses. Full Story

Map Called Key to Faster Internet in Rural Texas

posted on June 18, 2010 at 1:06 PM

DALLAS (AP) -- The first map detailing high-speed Internet access around the state will highlight unserved rural areas in hopes of bringing service to those communities, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said Wednesday. Full Story

USDA Awarding $310 Million for Broadband Projects

posted on February 5, 2010 at 11:02 AM

The Agriculture Department is handing out nearly $310 million in stimulus money to bring high-speed Internet connections to 14 rural communities around the country. Full Story

Not so Corny: Facebook Game Lets Users Play Farmer

posted on January 29, 2010 at 11:01 AM

ST LOUIS (AP) -- Even while calling Chicago home, Laura Hawkins Grimes is a country bumpkin. Full Story

Illinois State Museum Launches Ag History Web Site

posted on November 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Springfield, Ill (AP) - The Illinois State Museum has launched a Web site dedicated to the history of Illinois Agriculture. Full Story

Biden Announces Rural Broadband Funding in PA

posted on July 3, 2009 at 8:07 PM

WATTSBURG, Pa (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden outlined a $4.7 billion loan and grant program Wednesday to develop the infrastructure needed to deliver broadband, or high-speed, Internet access to areas that are underserved or without access. Full Story

Vilsack Hits Ground Running For Stimulus Bill

posted on January 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Vilsack Hits Ground Running For Stimulus Bill
The memos were only part of a busy week in Washington. Full Story

Nebraska Group Adds Livestock Videos to Web Site

posted on January 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

LINCOLN, Neb (AP) - Videos of livestock operations have been added to the new Web site of the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska. Full Story

Web Site Sows Support for White House Farmer

posted on January 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP)- An Illinois family is sowing support for a White House farmer with a Web site allowing people to nominate and vote for their favorite growers. Full Story
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