Fruit and Vegetable Prices from World Markets

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WIC fruit and vegetable vouchers: Small farms face barriers in supplying produce

By October 2009, all 50 states had implemented a revised WIC program with produce vouchers for millions of eligible families. USDA economists had projected the vouchers would raise net farm revenues by $76 million. In response to such a significant policy change and market opportunity, a UC...
S. D. Hardesty
A. Baameur
J. L. Aguiar
M. J. Jimenez
Y. Zeltser
L. L. Kaiser
California Agriculture

Estimated Fresh Produce Shrink and Food Loss in U.S. Supermarkets

Data on fresh fruit and vegetable shrink in supermarkets is important to help understand where and how much shrink could potentially be reduced by supermarkets to increase their profitability. This study provides: (1) shrink estimates for 24 fresh fruits and 31 fresh vegetables in U.S. supermarkets...
J. C. Buzby
J. T. Bentley
B. Padera
C. Ammon
J. Campuzano

Analysis of Market Chains of Forest Coffee in Southwest Ethiopia

This study was initiated with the objective of assessing the existing market structure, conduct and Performance of forest coffee; examine its cost and profitability and point out determinants of its Supply and problems in their market chain. Structure-Conduct-performance model and regression...
Zekarias Shumeta
Kaba Urgessa
Zerihun Kebebew
Academic Journal of Plant Sciences

Ataulfo Mango in Chiapas: A Value Chain Analysis

This report examines the Ataulfo mango value chain in Chiapas, scanning across the chain and its various actors and market linkages to put observed dynamics in context and identify opportunities. The report pays particular attention to financial flows through the chain which inform other non-...
Patrick Hanemann
Nathanael Bourns
Ivana Fertziger

Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook, March 2012

Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook, which is presented in a newsletter format four times a year, provides current intelligence and forecasts the effects of changing conditions in the U.S. fruit and tree nuts sector. Topics include production, consumption, shipments, trade, prices received, and more.
Kristy Plattner
Agnes Perez
Economic Research Service, USDA

Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2011 Preliminary Summary

Content: Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts Bearing Acreage and Yield by Crop – United States: 2009-2011 Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts Total and Utilized Production by Crop – United States: 2009-2011 Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts Price and Value by Crop – United States: 2009-2011...
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Agricultural Statistics Service

Understanding and using market information

This Guide has been prepared to assist extension workers,and others in regular contact with farming communities, to advise farmers on how best to use market information. The Guide emphasizes the necessity to understand why farmers need information, how they can use it and benefit from its use, and...
Andrew W. Shepherd

The Coffee Exporter’s Guide - Third Edition

Guide providing information on trade practices relating to exporting coffee – presents an overview of the world coffee trade and markets; deals with international coffee contracts (Europe and United States), logistics, insurance, dispute resolution, futures markets, risk management and...
Hein Jan van Hilten
Paul J. Fisher
International Trade Centre

Vegetables 2011 Summary

  Fresh market vegetable and melon production for the 24 selected crops estimated in 2011 totaled 435 million hundredweight, down 2 percent from last year. Harvested area covered 1.70 million acres, down 1 percent from 2010. Value of the 2011 crop is estimated at 11.1 billion dollars, up 1...
USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service
USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Vegetables and Melons Outlook - December 2011

  Fresh vegetables: Assuming no repeat of the December freezes of a year earlier, the outlook for fresh vegetables this winter indicates greatly improved supplies and much lower prices. At the same time, demand is expected to continue to slowly improve as consumers cautiously return to away-...
Gary Lucier
Lewrene Glaser
Suzanne Thornsbury
Alberto Jerardo
USDA Economic Research Service