Wisconsin farmers are staying ahead of the national average where Internet access concerned.
A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report said 82 percent of state farms have Internet access, which is up 2 percent compared with 2017 and 7 percent ahead of the national average for farmers with access to the Internet.
Digital subscriber lines are the most common access methods, with 32 percent of state farmers using DSL – that’s down 7 percent compared with 2017. Mobile Internet service use was at 25 percent; use of satellite services increased 7 percent since 2017.
The department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said 73 percent of Wisconsin farmers own or lease a computer, 4 percent more than the national average for farmers.