An empirical analysis of internet use by U.S. farmers

Ashok K. Mishra, Timothy A. Park

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Abstract

The Internet may reduce constraints on a farmer's ability to receive and manage information, regardless of where the farm is located or when the information is used. Using a count data estimation procedure, this study attempts to examine the key farm, operator, regional, and household characteristics that influence the number of Internet applications used by farm households. Findings indicate that educational level of the farm operator, farm size, farm diversification, off-farm income, off-farm investments, and regional location of the farm have a significant impact on the number of Internet applications used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-264
Number of pages12
JournalAgricultural and Resource Economics Review
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

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Keywords

  • Computers
  • Count data method
  • Education
  • Farm households
  • Internet applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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