U.S.-Mexico production costs compared: Asparagus, broccoli production likely to shift to Mexicali
AuthorsRefugio A. González
George E. Goldman
Authors AffiliationsR. A. González is County Director in Imperial County; G. E. Goldman is Cooperative Extension Economist at UC Berkeley; R. Ruiz is an Economist with FIRA; J. Santana is an Agronomist with the Department of Agriculture of the state of Baja California-North, Mexico.
Hilgardia 45(5):21-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n05p21. September 1991.
Farmers in the Mexicali Valley of Baja California-North growing two specialty crops, asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) and broccoli (Brassica oleracea) hold an economic advantage over farmers growing the same two crops in the Imperial Valley of California. Potential shifts in production from the U.S. to Mexico may have an effect on the number of jobs, the private sales sector, and personal income in Imperial County.
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