Does the Internet Increase Farm Profits?

Smith, Aaron and Catherine Morrison Paul

from ARE Update Vol. 9, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2005

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Abstract

Half of California farms have Internet access and 38 percent use a computer in their business. Using results from a farm-level survey, we find that most farmers who use the Internet for business purposes perceive small, if any, financial payoffs from the Internet.

Keywords

computer, internet, farm, business, benefit, perception

Citation

Smith, Aaron and Catherine Morrison Paul. "Does the Internet Increase Farm Profits?" ARE Update 9(2)(2005):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2005/9/2/does-the-internet-increas/