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Cost of Production for Florida Vegetables 2008-2009

This Website provides links presents estimated costs of production major vegetable crops produced in one or more of 8 producing areas in Florida. The cost budgets were constructed using the computerized budget generator program, AGSYS. Technical coefficients used in constructing the budgets were obtained by consultation with individual growers, county agents, and IFAS researchers. The input prices used in conjunction with the technical coefficients were obtained by survey and correspondence with farm suppliers and growers in each of the areas in which production costs are reported.

The budgets presented in this report are intended to reflect the cost of production incurred when production practices that are considered typical for any given crop in a given area are followed. What constitutes a typical production practice for each crop was defined by a consensus of opinion between IFAS personnel and various producers in each production area. It should be emphasized that cost estimates resulting from this process should not be considered as representing the average cost of production in a statistical sense nor should they be considered as necessarily relating to recommended production practices. The intent of these cost budgets is to establish a benchmark within the range of actual costs that could be expected to produce the crop.

Cabbage:
Hastings Area

Sweet Corn:
Palm Beach County Area

Cucumbers:
Southwest FL Area

Green Peppers:
Palm Beach County Area
Southwest FL Area

Chip Potatoes:
Hastings Area

Table Potatoes:
Hastings Area

Strawberries:
Plant City Area

Tomatoes:
Manatee Ruskin Area, Fall
Manatee Ruskin Area, Spring
Southwest FL Area

Watermelons:
Manatee Ruskin Area
Southwest FL Area

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