The act for advancing IoT for precise agriculture was introduced at the U.S. Senate
U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduce the act for Advancing IoT for Precision Agriculture. The bill would: (1) encourage National Science Foundation (NSF) support for research on advanced sensing systems for rural and agricultural areas, (2) expand the definition of “advanced technology” for NSF’s Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Program to ensure the inclusion of agriculture-related technology, (3) update language in NSF’s associate degree programs in STEM fields to consider applications that incorporate distance learning into the curriculum,(4) direct the Government Accountability Office to produce a report that provides a technology assessment of precision agriculture innovations, as well as reviews all existing federal programs that support precision agriculture.