America’s farmers are hopeful, but struggling.
This spring, massive supply chain and distribution disruptions caused by the shutdowns, combined with stockpiling by worried shoppers, decimated grocery stocks. Restaurants closed, leaving farmers and ranchers without a market for their livestock and crops. Then, this summer, wildfires, drought and severe storms impacted production of corn, peanuts, cotton and much more across the country.
Now, however, America’s farmers face the added stress of trying to get their kids access to online school and their grandparents to the virtual doctor. But when your internet signal is weak, do you utilize what limited bandwidth you have for the tools that operate your farm or for your child to finish her math assignment? Or do