House passes Precision Agriculture Satellite Connectivity Act

The bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to review and recommend changes to its rules for satellites to promote precision agriculture.
EDITED BY LUKE REYNOLDS
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The United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., passed H.R.1339, the Precision Agriculture Satellite Connectivity Act, April 25. 

The bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to review and recommend changes to its rules for fixed, mobile and earth exploration satellites to promote precision agriculture. 

The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio. 

“Ohio’s Fifth District is home to one of the largest agriculture-producing districts in Ohio, which is why I’m committed to ensuring our farmers have tools at their disposal to increase productivity and produce higher yields while minimizing operating costs,” Latta says. “With the House advancing my bipartisan bill today, farmers in Ohio and across America are one step closer to incorporating new technology that not only benefits their operation, but also bolsters the food supply chain that so many Americans rely upon to feed their families.”

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