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Wine Grape Production: A Promising Enterprise for Small Scale Enterprises in North Carolina?


  • Jefferson-Moore, Kenrett Y.
  • Bynum, Jarvetta S.
  • Mosley, Jannety M.


We investigate wine grape production as a promising enterprise for small scale enterprises in North Carolina. Although results indicate that wine grape production is an ideal alternative enterprise for small scale producers, growers will have to wait at least 15 years to receive a complete return on the initial investment.

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  • Jefferson-Moore, Kenrett Y. & Bynum, Jarvetta S. & Mosley, Jannety M., 2008. "Wine Grape Production: A Promising Enterprise for Small Scale Enterprises in North Carolina?," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6838, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaed:6838

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    3. Key, David, 1982. "A Net Present Value Analysis of Vineyard and Winery Investments," EB Series 184782, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
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    Alternative Enterprises; Agricultural Prosperity; Wine Grape Production; Crop Production/Industries;

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