Nearly Half Of All Farmers Have Internet
from the e-farming dept
A few months ago we wrote about how a farmer was spending a large part of his time designing websites for other farmers. At the time, I wondered just how many farmers had internet access, and now I've got the answer. It turns out that nearly 50% of the farmers in the US have internet access. There was a lot of growth from 1997 to 2001, but it's slowed down in the past few years, as the remaining farmers don't trust the internet. Those that do, however, have found that it really changes the way they go about their business, and can give them quite an advantage over farmers who stick with old fashioned methods of bookkeeping and accessing information.