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produce sales pricing
applied economics
loans. This fact sheet discusses the process and tools available for estimated market size, as well as assessing profitable pricing, along with examples and pricing resources for fresh produce and food products.
Estimating Market Size and Price for Fresh Produce Sales

Estimating Market Size and Price for Fresh Produce Sales

loans. This fact sheet discusses the process and tools available for estimated market size, as well as assessing profitable pricing, along with examples and pricing resources for fresh produce and food products.

tribal agriculture and drought
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applied economics
The objective of this fact sheet is to illustrate the economic impacts of drought on agriculture and reservation economies in Arizona. Arizona is the fourth driest state in the United States, with an average yearly precipitation of 11.24 inches, and 78% o
Impacts of Drought on Tribal Economies in Arizona

Impacts of Drought on Tribal Economies in Arizona

The objective of this fact sheet is to illustrate the economic impacts of drought on agriculture and reservation economies in Arizona. Arizona is the fourth driest state in the United States, with an average yearly precipitation of 11.24 inches, and 78% o...

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applied economics
tribal agriculture and drought
This fact sheet, the third in a series of three, examines the preferred drought management strategies of hay and forage growers and how their preferences change depending on drought severity and expected yields. Severe drought in forage production causes
Utah Hay and Forage Grower: Preferred Drought Management Strategies

Utah Hay and Forage Grower: Preferred Drought Management Strategies

This fact sheet, the third in a series of three, examines the preferred drought management strategies of hay and forage growers and how their preferences change depending on drought severity and expected yields. Severe drought in forage production causes ...

applied economics
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tribal agriculture and drought
This fact sheet is the first in a series of three that provide an overview of drought-tolerant crops, grasses, and native plants, which may assist in maintaining agricultural production for food and feed and sustain grasslands and rangelands in the arid S
Drought-Tolerant Options for Southwest Agriculture: Grasses, Grains, and Legumes

Drought-Tolerant Options for Southwest Agriculture: Grasses, Grains, and Legumes

This fact sheet is the first in a series of three that provide an overview of drought-tolerant crops, grasses, and native plants, which may assist in maintaining agricultural production for food and feed and sustain grasslands and rangelands in the arid S...

tribal agriculture and drought
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applied economics
This fact sheet is the third in a series of three that provide an overview of drought-tolerant crops, grasses, and native plants, which may assist in maintaining agricultural production for food, feed, and cosmetics and sustain grasslands and rangelands i
Drought-Tolerant Options for Southwest Agriculture: Ornamentals, Herbs, and Cosmetics

Drought-Tolerant Options for Southwest Agriculture: Ornamentals, Herbs, and Cosmetics

This fact sheet is the third in a series of three that provide an overview of drought-tolerant crops, grasses, and native plants, which may assist in maintaining agricultural production for food, feed, and cosmetics and sustain grasslands and rangelands i...

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organic wheat
applied economics
This fact sheet provides an overview of the socio-demographics, attitudes, and preferences of organic wheat consumers in the Western U.S. It discusses information on what food attributes these consumers value most along with their lifestyle and shopping h
Who Are Organic Wheat Consumers?

Who Are Organic Wheat Consumers?

This fact sheet provides an overview of the socio-demographics, attitudes, and preferences of organic wheat consumers in the Western U.S. It discusses information on what food attributes these consumers value most along with their lifestyle and shopping h...

applied economics
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organic wheat
This fact sheet summarizes a study conducted on consumer willingness to pay (WTP) for organic and non-GMO labels alone and in combination for bread and cookies, and how consumer knowledge that organic is non-GMO and overall organic knowledge of organic st
Does Consumer Knowledge of Organic Production Standards Influence Demand for Organic and Non-GMO Labeled Foods?

Does Consumer Knowledge of Organic Production Standards Influence Demand for Organic and Non-GMO Labeled Foods?

This fact sheet summarizes a study conducted on consumer willingness to pay (WTP) for organic and non-GMO labels alone and in combination for bread and cookies, and how consumer knowledge that organic is non-GMO and overall organic knowledge of organic st...

applied economics
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organic wheat
This fact sheet summarizes the findings of a survey conducted with bakery owners and managers to assess their organic wheat flour quality and sourcing needs.
Bakery Organic Wheat Flour Quality and Quantity Requirements

Bakery Organic Wheat Flour Quality and Quantity Requirements

This fact sheet summarizes the findings of a survey conducted with bakery owners and managers to assess their organic wheat flour quality and sourcing needs.

organic wheat
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applied economics
This fact sheet provides an overview of the study results and compares and contrasts these results with the results of other studies. It also provides suggestions for outreach to current and potential organic wheat growers.
Characteristics of Organic Wheat Growers

Characteristics of Organic Wheat Growers

This fact sheet provides an overview of the study results and compares and contrasts these results with the results of other studies. It also provides suggestions for outreach to current and potential organic wheat growers.

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applied economics
organic wheat
This fact sheet summarizes the findings of a survey conducted with wheat buyers (millers and distributors) to assess their organic wheat quality and sourcing needs. We examine the importance of various quality measures in miller and distributor decisions
Wheat Miller and Distributor Organic Wheat Quality and Quantity Requirements

Wheat Miller and Distributor Organic Wheat Quality and Quantity Requirements

This fact sheet summarizes the findings of a survey conducted with wheat buyers (millers and distributors) to assess their organic wheat quality and sourcing needs. We examine the importance of various quality measures in miller and distributor decisions ...

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organic wheat
applied economics
In this fact sheet, we examine how consumers, who choose to avoid wheat/gluten bakery products for a variety of reasons, respond to organic wheat products relative to those who do not limit their wheat/gluten consumption, and whether organic wheat product
Do Consumers Who Prefer Gluten-Free Also Prefer Organic?

Do Consumers Who Prefer Gluten-Free Also Prefer Organic?

In this fact sheet, we examine how consumers, who choose to avoid wheat/gluten bakery products for a variety of reasons, respond to organic wheat products relative to those who do not limit their wheat/gluten consumption, and whether organic wheat product...

organic wheat
applied economics
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This fact sheet provides an overview of the study results by discussing grower motivations for adopting organic methods, as well as grower concerns regarding organic production.
Adopting Organic Wheat: Grower Motivations and Concerns

Adopting Organic Wheat: Grower Motivations and Concerns

This fact sheet provides an overview of the study results by discussing grower motivations for adopting organic methods, as well as grower concerns regarding organic production.

applied economics
organic wheat
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This Extension fact sheet discusses the results of an online survey conducted in 2017 across 16 western states via Qualtrics. Just over one thousand residents responded to the survey.
Labeling and Product Characteristic Preferences of Organic Food Buyers

Labeling and Product Characteristic Preferences of Organic Food Buyers

This Extension fact sheet discusses the results of an online survey conducted in 2017 across 16 western states via Qualtrics. Just over one thousand residents responded to the survey.

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applied economics
organic wheat
This Extension fact sheet provides an overview of the premiums consumers in the Western U.S. are willing to pay for organic wheat products, as well as their knowledge of organic production methods, and opinions and attitudes toward organic food products i
Premium Potential for Organic Wheat Products

Premium Potential for Organic Wheat Products

This Extension fact sheet provides an overview of the premiums consumers in the Western U.S. are willing to pay for organic wheat products, as well as their knowledge of organic production methods, and opinions and attitudes toward organic food products i...

tribal agriculture and drought
applied economics
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The objective of this fact sheet is to illustrate the economic impacts of drought on agriculture and the economy of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. Utah is the second driest state in the United States, with average yearly precipitation of 13.34
Economic Impacts of Drought in Utah: Uintah and Ouray Reservation

Economic Impacts of Drought in Utah: Uintah and Ouray Reservation

The objective of this fact sheet is to illustrate the economic impacts of drought on agriculture and the economy of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. Utah is the second driest state in the United States, with average yearly precipitation of 13.34 ...

tribal agriculture and drought
applied economics
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The objective of this fact sheet is to illustrate the economic impacts of drought on agriculture and reservation economies in Nevada. Nevada is the driest state in the United States, with an average yearly precipitation of 9.96 inches, and 71% of the stat
Impacts of Drought on Tribal Economies in Nevada

Impacts of Drought on Tribal Economies in Nevada

The objective of this fact sheet is to illustrate the economic impacts of drought on agriculture and reservation economies in Nevada. Nevada is the driest state in the United States, with an average yearly precipitation of 9.96 inches, and 71% of the stat...

applied economics
tribal agriculture and drought
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This fact sheet will illustrate the potential economic impacts of drought on agriculture and reservation economies in New Mexico. New Mexico is the fifth driest state in the United States, with average yearly precipitation of 13.38 inches, and 69% of the
Impacts of Drought on Tribal Economies in New Mexico

Impacts of Drought on Tribal Economies in New Mexico

This fact sheet will illustrate the potential economic impacts of drought on agriculture and reservation economies in New Mexico. New Mexico is the fifth driest state in the United States, with average yearly precipitation of 13.38 inches, and 69% of the ...

tribal agriculture and drought
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applied economics
This fact sheet, the first in a series of three, examines the preferred drought management strategies of fresh produce growers and how their preferences change depending on drought severity and expected yields. Severe drought in fresh produce production c
Utah Fresh Produce Grower Preferred Drought Management Strategies

Utah Fresh Produce Grower Preferred Drought Management Strategies

This fact sheet, the first in a series of three, examines the preferred drought management strategies of fresh produce growers and how their preferences change depending on drought severity and expected yields. Severe drought in fresh produce production c...

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applied economics
tribal agriculture and drought
This fact sheet, the second in a series of three, examines livestock producer preferred drought management strategies and how producer preferences change depending on drought severity and expected grazing efficiency.
Utah Livestock Producer Preferred Drought Management Strategies

Utah Livestock Producer Preferred Drought Management Strategies

This fact sheet, the second in a series of three, examines livestock producer preferred drought management strategies and how producer preferences change depending on drought severity and expected grazing efficiency.

tribal agriculture and drought
applied economics
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This fact sheet is the second in a series of three that provide an overview of drought-tolerant crops, grasses, and native plants, which may assist in maintaining agricultural production for food and feed and sustain grasslands and rangelands in the arid
Drought-Tolerant Options for Southwest Agriculture: Edible Produce

Drought-Tolerant Options for Southwest Agriculture: Edible Produce

This fact sheet is the second in a series of three that provide an overview of drought-tolerant crops, grasses, and native plants, which may assist in maintaining agricultural production for food and feed and sustain grasslands and rangelands in the arid ...

produce sales pricing
applied economics
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This fact sheet provides information on how to define a target market for a product or service, followed by methods for collecting data on targeted consumer groups.
Target Market Identification and Data Collection Methods

Target Market Identification and Data Collection Methods

This fact sheet provides information on how to define a target market for a product or service, followed by methods for collecting data on targeted consumer groups.

applied economics
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produce sales pricing
This fact sheet provides a comparison of fresh produce prices at farmers’ markets and grocery stores in Utah. It also discusses the price impacts for various item characteristics, including variety, market location, seasonality, and production methods (Sa
What Determines Produce Pricing in Utah?

What Determines Produce Pricing in Utah?

This fact sheet provides a comparison of fresh produce prices at farmers’ markets and grocery stores in Utah. It also discusses the price impacts for various item characteristics, including variety, market location, seasonality, and production methods (Sa...

produce sales pricing
applied economics
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Due to increased consumer demand for locally produced and organic produce, many consumers are willing to pay a premium for fresh, high-quality, local produce, creating profit opportunities for growers who direct market profits. Also, direct markets allow
Fresh Produce Direct Market Sales Considerations

Fresh Produce Direct Market Sales Considerations

Due to increased consumer demand for locally produced and organic produce, many consumers are willing to pay a premium for fresh, high-quality, local produce, creating profit opportunities for growers who direct market profits. Also, direct markets allow ...

Research
produce sales pricing
applied economics
This fact sheet discusses the impact of the expanding food tourism and local food movements on the demand for locally-produced goods, how farms shops can cater to that demand, the advantages and disadvantages of farms shops for both growers and consumers,
Farm Shops: A Direct-to-Consumer Extended Season Opportunity

Farm Shops: A Direct-to-Consumer Extended Season Opportunity

This fact sheet discusses the impact of the expanding food tourism and local food movements on the demand for locally-produced goods, how farms shops can cater to that demand, the advantages and disadvantages of farms shops for both growers and consumers,...

produce sales pricing
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applied economics
This fact sheet focuses primarily on farmers’ market price comparisons to assist fresh produce growers in determining which produce varieties have the highest premiums, the range of prices they can expect, and any considerations for production method, sea
Targeting Farmers’ Markets in Utah: Understanding Fresh Produce Pricing

Targeting Farmers’ Markets in Utah: Understanding Fresh Produce Pricing

This fact sheet focuses primarily on farmers’ market price comparisons to assist fresh produce growers in determining which produce varieties have the highest premiums, the range of prices they can expect, and any considerations for production method, sea...