Production expenses increasing for vegetables and melons

Hollis, Paul L.
December 2008
Southwest Farm Press;12/4/2008, Vol. 35 Issue 23, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the cost of vegetables and melons in the country. The study reveals that expenses were higher in the West and lowest in the Midwest followed by fertilizer and agricultural chemicals at 18 percent. In addition, the USDA claims that the production of vegetables and melons on less than million acres. Moreover, labor was found to account for 30 percent of total cash expenses of all vegetable and melon farms.


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