Precision ag gets a boost with a bill that advances satellite services

House lawmakers are giving a boost to precision agriculture, advancing a bill to improve satellite services for producers.

“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,” said Communications and Technology subcommittee Chair Bob Latta.

The bill is called the Precision Agriculture Satellite Connectivity Act, and it would require the FCC to take action helping improve efficiency for U.S. farmers.