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Assessing the Impact of Internet Access on Household Income and Financial Performance of Small Farms

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  • Khanal, Aditya R.
  • Mishra, Ashok K.

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With increased focus on survival strategies for small farm businesses, we investigate the impact of Internet access on income and farm expenses of small farm business and households. Using a nation-wide farm-level data in the U.S. and non-parametric matching estimators, the study finds a significant positive impact of Internet access on total household and off-farm income.

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Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida with number 143019.

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Keywords: Small farms; household income; financial performance; average treatment effect; Internet; Agricultural Finance; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Consumer/Household Economics;

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