AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search >
       Journal of Food Distribution Research >
          Volume 29, Number 2, July 1998 >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://purl.umn.edu/26874

Title: AGRICULTURAL COOPERATION AND PRODUCE MARKETING IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
Authors: Trupo, Paul
Colavito, Luke A.
Reaves, Dixie Watts
Coale, Charles W., Jr.
Norton, George W.
Issue Date: 1998-07
Abstract: Growers and community leaders have expressed interest in establishing a horticultural shipping-point market in Southwest Virginia. This paper reports on a study that assessed whether horticultural production would be profitable in the region and, if so, the physical and organizational requirements for a successful shipping-point market. It appears that tomatoes, peppers, and pumpkins can be produced and marketed profitably to large-volume wholesale buyers if growers meet the exacting requirements of the retailers. A cooperative association is the organizational structure with the greatest chance of success. At the conclusion of this study, a shipping-point market in the recommended form was established in Southwest Virginia.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/26874
Institution/Association: Journal of Food Distribution Research>Volume 29, Number 2, July 1998
Total Pages: 14
Language: English
From Page: 45
To Page: 58
Collections:Volume 29, Number 2, July 1998

Files in This Item:

File SizeFormat
29020045.pdf1025KbPDFView/Open
Recommend this item

All items in AgEcon Search are protected by copyright.

 

 

Brought to you by the University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics and the University of Minnesota Libraries with cooperation from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

All papers are in Acrobat (.pdf) format. Get Adobe Reader

Contact Us

Powered by: