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Most Kansas Farms Have Access To Computers

Associated Press - August 22, 2013 6:01 am

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that it expects this year's wheat production to be 334.4 million bushels in Kansas. That is up from the 314.5 million bushels it had forecast just last month.

A new report says that 71 percent of Kansas farms now have access to computers.

Wednesday’s report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that Kansas slightly exceeds the nationwide average of 70 percent.

The report also says that 68 percent of farms in Kansas have Internet access. That number is up 6 percent from the last time the data were collected in 2011.

Nationally, 67 percent of U.S. farms have Internet access, up from 62 percent in 2011.

The most common method of accessing the Internet on the nation’s farms is DSL, used by 35 percent, followed by 24 percent with wireless access. Those methods are trailed by cable and satellite access, with about 5 percent of farms still using dial-up.

Melissa Roberts

August 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Great to see that Kansas farms are in front of the national curve when it comes to Internet access. Expanding high-speed Internet access can help farmers work more efficiently—from using GPS during planting to having access to information about market prices at their fingertips at any time. We’ve made important steps toward universal high-speed Internet access this year, with the passage of a Kansas bill limiting burdensome regulations on advanced Internet-based services, but there’s much more work to be done.
Melissa Roberts, Executive Director, Partnership for Technology Innovation

Iggy p Daily

August 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Hey Melissa let’s talk the unreasonable charges for this service or do you not wish to discuss that matter?

Red Neck

August 22, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Costs me about $75 a month and I feel taken advantage of.

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