Study Says FCC Underestimates Rural Americans Without Internet

(IARN) — A report issued by BroadbandNow Research says the number of Americans that are without internet service is 43 million. That’s double the estimate of 21.3 million from the Federal Communications Commission. The report also says the problem is worse than the FCC says it is in rural America. Read more

Educating Young Consumers: Key To Reducing Urban-Rural Divide

(IARN) — We continue to emphasize the importance of connecting with consumers. This is especially important when we think about bridging the urban-rural divide.

One institution believes farmers can lessen the urban-rural divide  by speaking with young consumers. Perhaps those in grade school. Read more

Canadians Concerned With Effects U.S. – China Deal Will Have On Them

IABRN — The Phase-One trade deal between the United States and China goes into effect on Friday. Many farmers say the deal was the first major positive step forward in the trade war which has raged since the summer of 2018. However, while the two largest economies in the world are patting themselves on their respective backs, some other countries worry about what this deal means for their piece of the marketplace. One of those countries is our neighbor to the north. Read more

Commerce Dept. Continues Argentina Biodiesel Anti-Dumping Duties

(IARN) — The U.S. Commerce Department responded to a U.S. Court of International Trade ruling requiring it to explain how it found cause for anti-dumping duties on biodiesel from Argentina. In a recent filing with the court, the Commerce Department made “certain changes” to its calculations. The anti-dumping duty rates would remain the same for the two Argentine producers and exporters involved in the case. However, things could eventually be changed when it comes to imported biodiesel from Argentina. Read more