AgriStar's program expansion follows the successful completion of a final yearlong field test involving over 400 farms, ranches and agribusinesses in 38 agricultural states.

In addition to its always-on, two-way broadband connectivity, AgriStar now provides each subscriber with an exclusive agricultural information service center called myAgriStar. The personalized site delivers detailed farm market information (which includes 10-minute delayed commodity quotes and an extensive library of historical charts), animated weather forecasts and daily ag news updates in both text and audio formats.

AgriStar subscribers also now receive daily audio reports on a variety of national and international agribusiness topics. Various types of premium information products, including multimedia seminars and other electronic business services, also will be available to AgriStar subscribers in the near future.

"What is unique about the AgriStar Network is not just high-speed connectivity, but also its total focus on delivering the information and services that leading producers must have to profitably compete in today's global agriculture," said AgriStar Chairman Cliff Ganschow.

"In conjunction with some of the industry's leading information and service providers, AgriStar is delivering what they need to remain competitive in an era of rapid technology changes, value-add commodity opportunities and other new situations that are impacting agriculture in ways no one could imagine even a few years ago."

Additional details about AgriStar, including pricing, local dealer/installers, and other information are available at www.AgriStar.com or by calling 1-888-777-0440.

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