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Alternative Strategies to Manage Weather Risk in Perennial Fruit Crop Production

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  • Ho, Shuay-Tsyr
  • Ifft, Jennifer E.
  • Rickard, Bradley J.
  • Turvey, Calum G.

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Fruit producers in the Eastern United States face a wide range of weather-related risks that have the capacity to largely impact yields and profitability. This research examines the economic implications associated with responding to these risks for sweet cherry production in three different systems: high tunnels, revenue insurance, and weather insurance. The analysis considers a distribution of revenue flows and costs using detailed price, yield, and weather data between 1984 and 2013. Our results show that the high tunnel system generates the largest net return if significant price premiums exist for earlier and larger fruit.

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  • Ho, Shuay-Tsyr & Ifft, Jennifer E. & Rickard, Bradley J. & Turvey, Calum G., 2018. "Alternative Strategies to Manage Weather Risk in Perennial Fruit Crop Production," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 47(3), pages 452-476, December.
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