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2011 Farm computer use growing moderately

A new USDA report on farm Internet usage shows growth in computer use on farms at a moderate pace. The percentage of farms with Internet access increased by three points since 2009, to 62 percent, and the percentage of farms having access to computers rose by just one percent, from 64 percent to 65 percent.

Among livestock farms, 63 percent have computer access and 61 percent have Internet access. Computer access and Internet usage on crop farms is slightly higher, at 67 percent and 64 percent respectively.

States with the highest percentage of farms with computer access include Colorado (80 percent), Idaho (83 percent), New Hampshire (80 percent), Oregon (83 percent), Utah (85 percent), Washington (80 percent) and Wyoming (84 percent).

States with the highest percentage of farms with Internet access include Colorado (72 percent), Idaho (76 percent), Montana (73 percent), New Hampshire (78 percent), New Jersey (75 percent), Oregon (80 percent), Utah (79 percent), Washington (76 percent) and Wyoming 78 percent).

A new USDA report on farm Internet usage shows growth in computer use on farms at a moderate pace. The percentage of farms with Internet access increased by three points since 2009, to 62 percent, and the percentage of farms having access to computers rose by just one percent, from 64 percent to 65 percent.

Among livestock farms, 63 percent have computer access and 61 percent have Internet access. Computer access and Internet usage on crop farms is slightly higher, at 67 percent and 64 percent respectively.

States with the highest percentage of farms with computer access include Colorado (80 percent), Idaho (83 percent), New Hampshire (80 percent), Oregon (83 percent), Utah (85 percent), Washington (80 percent) and Wyoming (84 percent).

States with the highest percentage of farms with Internet access include Colorado (72 percent), Idaho (76 percent), Montana (73 percent), New Hampshire (78 percent), New Jersey (75 percent), Oregon (80 percent), Utah (79 percent), Washington (76 percent) and Wyoming 78 percent).




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