U.S.-Mexico production costs compared: Imperial Valley holds advantage in alfalfa, wheat and cotton
AuthorsRefugio A. Gonzalez
Juan N. Guerrero
Authors AffiliationsR. A. Gonzalez is County Director for Cooperative Extension in Imperial County; J. N. Guerrero is Area Farm Advisor in Imperial and Riverside counties; R. Ruiz, is Economist with FIRA; J. Santana, is Agronomist with the Department of Agriculture of the State of Baja California-North, Mexico.
Hilgardia 45(5):15-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n05p15. September 1991.
Comparative crop budgets of alfalfa, cotton and wheat in the Imperial Valley of California and in the Mexican Valley of Baja California-North are presented. For all three crops, the cost per acre was higher in the United States than in Mexico but the cost per unit produced was lower In the U.S. than in Mexico.
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