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Cost Of Fresh Market Sweet Bell Pepper Production In Macomb County, Michigan


  • Dartt, Barbara
  • Black, J. Roy
  • Stevens, Hannah
  • Morrone, Vicki


This bulletin represents a tool that can help producers, consultants, educators, and agribusinesses working with producers estimate costs of production and expected profit based on "typical" sweet bell pepper management strategies found in Macomb County, Michigan. The tools and techniques these producers use do not vary substantially from typical practices found in other regions of the state. The budget included in this bulletin will allow users to revise inputs based on their management strategies and calculate their expected cost and profit. This flexibility provides a decision aid to search for systems that generate higher net returns to the farm's resource base.

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  • Dartt, Barbara & Black, J. Roy & Stevens, Hannah & Morrone, Vicki, 2002. "Cost Of Fresh Market Sweet Bell Pepper Production In Macomb County, Michigan," Staff Papers 11698, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midasp:11698

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