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NASS to Release 2013 Farm Computer Usage Results on August 20

Issued August 8, 2013, by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For information contact Troy Joshua at (202)720-6146.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release its 2013 Farm Computer Usage and Ownership report on August 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm. NASS collects computer use data during the first two weeks of June as part of the June Area Survey, a multipurpose survey used to estimate planted and harvested acres of major crops in the United States. Estimates made for the Computer Usage and Ownership program include the percent of farms with access to a computer, percent of farms that own or lease a computer, percent of farms using a computer for farm business purposes, and the percent of farms with access to the Internet. For operators with access to the Internet, NASS collects data on the operator’s primary method of access – dialup, DSL, cable, satellite, wireless or other means – as well as ways in which the operator uses the Internet for farm business and personal use. Estimates are published for the United States and by state (48 contiguous), region, economic class, and type of farm.

This and all NASS reports are available at www.nass.usda.gov.

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