How asparagus imports affect U.S. prices, grower returns and total acreage
AuthorsBen C. French
Lois Schertz Willett
Authors AffiliationsB. C. French is Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, UC Davis; L. S. Willett is Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University.
Hilgardia 45(5):24-26. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n05p24. September 1991.
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.
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