An 18-month study led by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) paints a clear picture about the links between ag technology has helped farmers use less fuel and water while enabling more precise fertilizer and herbicide applications that cut dow dramatically on the excess that can have adverse effects on the environment. The study’s release comes at a critical time in the conversation surrounding the environmental footprint of agriculture, with new efforts expected to lower the industry’s carbon emissions under the new administration in Washington, D. C. More importantly, it helps spotlight the necessity of building rural America’s broadband infrastructure and gives agriculture a “seat at the table” in discussions around environmental legislation in the near future. The AEM study results will also likely fuel new discussions about how technology like sensors and autonomous equipment can make even greater sustainability improvements in the near future. See more from the study.