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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: An Economic Analysis of Virus Infections in Raspberry Production

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 5358-21220-002-21
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 01, 2013
End Date: Mar 31, 2014

Objective:
Extrapolate cost and yield data from existing research plots to commercial scale raspberry production operation.

Approach:
A short-term cash flow analysis on planting establishment and a Net Present Value (NPV) analysis will be used to calculate the future returns and cash flows for different scenarios, for the establishment period and the life of the planting. The difference between each scenario’s NPV per acre and the baseline scenario (the virus-free planting) is the value the growers receive from the use of virus-free raspberry nursery stock plants. Baseline data on planting costs, revenues, and financial assumptions will come from studies compiled and published through universities and current research planting and used to compute the NPVs.

Last Modified: 4/17/2014
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