According to the USDA, computer and internet use on the farm has increased over the past two years.
“In fact, in 2019, 73% of the U.S. farms have a desk top or laptop computer by which they use to access. That’s in increase of roughly 1% from 2017.”
And also no surprise, to Jody McDaniel with NASS, the rise and use of mobile devices on farms.
“One of the most notable increases was in farms using a smart phone or tablet to conduct farm business. 52% now up from 44% in 2017.”
The every-other-year survey conducted by NASS, also reveals three quarters of all US farms have Internet access; up 2%from two years ago with increases in both fiber optic and satellite service. However McDaniel also noted in 2019, 26%of American farms access the Internet via satellite. DSL was the second most common method at 22%.
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