Computer, Internet Use On Farms Increases Over Past Two Years

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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