Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

How asparagus imports affect U.S. prices, grower returns and total acreage

Authors

Ben C. French
Lois Schertz Willett

Authors Affiliations

B. C. French is Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, UC Davis; L. S. Willett is Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(5):24-26. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n05p24. September 1991.

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Abstract

U.S. imports of fresh asparagus have increased substantially in recent years. This study shows that although U.S. prices were reduced in the short run, in the long run most imports were offset by nearly equivalent reductions in U.S. production (and shifts to other crops), with prices returning to near pre-import levels.

French B, Willett L. 1991. How asparagus imports affect U.S. prices, grower returns and total acreage. Hilgardia 45(5):24-26. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n05p24
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