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000013843 245__ $$aRESULTS OF A FARM AND MARKET SURVEY FOR HMONG SPECIALTY CROP FARMERS IN THE MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL METRO AREA
000013843 260__ $$c2003
000013843 269__ $$a2003
000013843 270__ $$mkdolson@umn.edu$$pOlson,   Kent D.
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000013843 336__ $$aWorking or Discussion Paper
000013843 446__ $$aEnglish
000013843 490__ $$aStaff Paper P03-11
000013843 520__ $$aThis report is part of a larger project, "Risk Management Education and Farm Management Development Program for Hmong Specialty Crop Farmers in the Minneapolis, St. Paul Metro Area," funded by the Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The project was designed to assist Hmong farmers in the Twin Cities area in improving their production and management practices so they are able to increase their economic viability and reduce their exposure to risk.  As part of the overall project, 62 Hmong farmers and 69 customers at farmers markets were surveyed to determine the local specialty crop production and market conditions. The findings of these 2 surveys are contained in the report. 

The median size of the 62 farms surveyed farms was 3 acres.  Forty-two percent of those farmers responding reported total farm product sales between $3,000 and $8,999. Few farmers indicated they were familiar with crop insurance programs.  Sixty-eight percent of the 19 farmers responding (or 21% of the 62 surveyed) said they were familiar with multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI).  Only 12% of the 50 farmers responding had bought crop insurance in 2002. The most frequently indicated needs for future education programs were production oriented: weed control, insect control, fertilization, and pesticide safety.

All of the 69 customers surveyed regularly bought some kind of vegetables or herbs.  Over half of the customers bought potatoes, snap beans, peppers, sweet corn, carrots, cucumbers, basil, and winter squash.  Eighty-eight percent of customers indicated they typically spend between $10 and $29 on vegetables and herbs during each visit to a farmers' market.
000013843 650__ $$aCrop Production/Industries
000013843 700__ $$aLee, Seung-Wan
000013843 700__ $$aYang, Nengshao
000013843 700__ $$aChang, Yanping
000013843 700__ $$aTadesse, Nigatu
000013843 700__ $$aYang, Vang
000013843 700__ $$aOlson, Kent D.
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