An Analysis of Fresh-Vegetable Consumption in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area

Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Title An Analysis of Fresh-Vegetable Consumption in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area
 
Creator Lopez, Jose A.
 
Subject demand system; disagregated analysis; elasticities; fresh vegetables
 
Description This study estimates expenditure and price elasticities using home-scan fresh-vegetable consumption data from the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the largest market in Northeast Texas.  As vegetable consumption and production increases, it is critical for vegetable growers to keep up with production and consumption trends and recent substitution patterns.  The study analyzed how various fresh vegetables perform at the retail level and found that consumers are not only responsive to changes in own-prices but also responsive to prices of other vegetables, and that own-price elasticity estimates seem to be more inelastic when fresh vegetables are sold by ounce than by count.  The study may assist local producers identifying highly marketable fresh produce in the DFW metropolitan area and provide insight in assessing market profitability. 
 
Publisher Agricultural Consortium of Texas
 
Contributor This study was partially supported by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Development, USDA, Grant # 50-016-504067405.
 
Date 2018-11-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/382
 
Source Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Vol 31 (2018); 20-38
0891-5466
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/382/354
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