Minnesota Farms Are Getting Wired

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farms are getting wired.

New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that 71 percent of Minnesota farms now own or lease a computer, a slight increase from 2011. That figure is 4 percentage points higher than the national percentage.

Minnesota farms using computers for the farm business rose to 51 percent in 2013, up 8 percentage points from 2011 and 11 points higher than the U.S. percentage.

Seventy percent of Minnesota farms have Internet access, with DSL being by far the most common form of service. Forty-three percent of Minnesota farms use DSL, compared with 35 percent nationwide.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Trees Of Hope
Good Question

Listen Live