Farming and the Internet: Factors Affecting Input Purchases Online and Reasons for Non-Adoption
Using the 2005 ARMS data, significant factors are identified that influence the decision to purchase farm inputs over the Internet and reasons for not adopting the Internet. Internet input purchasing farmers tend to be younger and more educated. Non-adopters that are more educated most likely cite Internet security concerns as their primary reason for not adopting.
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- Smith, Aaron D. & Morrison Paul, Catherine J. & Goe, W. Richard & Kenney, Martin, 2004.
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11947, University of California, Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
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