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Factors Affecting Fresh Potato Price In Selected Terminal Markets

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  • Goodwin, Harold L., Jr.
  • Fuller, Stephen W.
  • Capps, Oral, Jr.
  • Asgill, Oladimagi W.
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    Monthly, quarterly, and annual cross-sectional and time-series data for the period 1982-85 were analyzed to identify factors affecting terminal market price for four types of fresh potatoes. Results indicated that state of origin, terminal market package type, and season of marketing were significant quality variables affecting price. Price differences among potato types because of season of marketing and stocks of fall potatoes were evident. These results suggest that cultivar selection, cultural practices, planting and harvesting schedules, packaging, and market selection – factors which are ultimately controlled by growers and grower/shippers – can be utilized effectively as mechanisms to increase price and expand markets.

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    Article provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Western Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 13 (1988)
    Issue (Month): 02 (December)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32121

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    Keywords: Crop Production/Industries; Demand and Price Analysis;

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    1. Shuffett, D. Milton, 1954. "The Demand and Price Structure for Selected Vegetables," Technical Bulletins 156858, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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    1. Cheng, Hsiang-Tai & Kezis, Alan S. & Peavey, Stephanie R. & Smith, Duane A., 1990. "Determinants Of Consumers' Purchase Decision For Maine Round White Potatoes," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 21(2), June.
    2. X. M. Gao & Timothy Richards & Albert Kagan, 1997. "A latent variable model of consumer taste determination and taste change for complex carbohydrates," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(12), pages 1643-1654.
    3. Volpe, Richard & Leibtag, Ephraim & Roeger, Edward, 2013. "How Transport Costs Affect Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Prices," Economic Research Report 161355, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    4. Fuller, Stephen W. & Goodwin, Harold L., Jr. & Schmitz, John D., 1989. "Competitiveness Of South Central U.S. Potato Production: An Examination Of The Spring And Summer Market," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 20(2), September.

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