The current financial crisis in Midwestern agriculture has prompted farmers and policymakers to search for profitable alternative crops that can diversify Iowa's agriculture so that farmers and the state economy will be less reliant on corn, soybeans, cattle and swine. Among the alternative crops suggested for diversifying Iowa agriculture are fresh vegetables for the commercial wholesale market.
This paper is published in The Economic Feasibility of Expanding Iowa's Fresh Vegetable Production for the Commercial Wholesale Market. Iowa State University, Department of Economics, 1987.
Weimar, Mark R.; Hayenga, Marvin; Hallam, Arne; and Calkins, Peter H., "The Economic Feasibility of Expanding Iowa's Fresh Vegetable Production for the Commerical Wholesale Market" (1987). Economic Staff Paper Series. 22.