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Food and Resource Economics

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"FRED" departmental programs reflect the diversity of Florida's agriculture which has more than 50 major commodities. The Department has 32 faculty members involved in a full range of research, extension, and teaching programs including Agricultural Marketing and Policy, Production/Farm Management, International Trade and Development, Marine Economics, Natural Resources, Community/Regional Development, and Labor Economics. In addition to 30 faculty members located at the main campus in Gainesville, three faculty are found at research and education centers located throughout the state. --- Food and Resource Economics Department website

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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Production Costs and Profitability for Selected Greenhouse-Grown Perennial Plants: Partial Enterprise Budgeting and Sensitivity Analysis

Critical Issue: Other

The purpose of this study is to present practical enterprise budgets and help growers to determine how the particular crop they are growing influences profitability. Written by Hayk Khachatryan and Xuan Wei, and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, July 2022.
Released On: 07-19-2022

Using Economic Incentives to Encourage Sustainable Alternative Residential Landscaping Practices in Florida

Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

This report is the third in a series from the Sustainable Residential Landscape Project. This report summarizes Floridian homeowners’ interest in and response to economic incentives to encourage the installation of more sustainable alternative residential landscapes based on a survey. Written by Hayk Khachatryan, Alicia Rihn, Xumin Zhang, and Michael Dukes, and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, July 2022.
Released On: 07-18-2022

Profitability and Cost Estimates for Producing Mango (Mangifera Indica L.) in South Florida

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

This publication provides an estimate of the costs and returns associated with an established mango orchard in south Florida. It demonstrates that mangos are a profitable alternative for growers in south Florida, with growers earning on average $4,487/acre/year or $0.24/pound, which is larger than many other tropical fruits. Information in this publication will be useful to current and future mango growers, wholesalers, and processors interested in expanding the mango industry in south Florida.
Released On: 04-07-2022

¿Es la industria de cáñamo industrial rentable en el futuro de Florida?

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

El creciente incremento de la competencia extranjera e incidencia de plagas ha hecho que muchos agricultores de Florida se pregunten acerca de la rentabilidad de cultivos tradicionales como tomate, cítricos y aguacate. El cáñamo industrial se presenta como una alternativa viable para estos productores desde que, en el año 2018, la ley agrícola permitió su producción. Para ayudar a la industria a madurar es necesaria una mejor coordinación entre los reguladores, procesadores, instituciones financieras, programas de investigación y extensión, y el sector de venta minorista para crear confianza, así como ajustar políticas y procedimientos para disminuir el costo de transacción a lo largo de la cadena de suministro; con esto se podría asegurar que los productores, industria relacionada y consumidores se beneficien de este mercado emergente. En el presente artículo se examina la cadena de valor del cáñamo enfocada en las oportunidades de mercado en Florida.
Released On: 03-14-2022

Estimación de la Rentabilidad y Costo de Producción de Mango (Mangifera Indica L.) en el Sur de la Florida

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Ese articulo analiza los costos y ingreos esperados en la producción de mango en el sur de Florida. Estimamos que el retorno neto promedio de una plantación establecida de mango en el sur de Florida es de $4,487/acre o de $0.24/libra. La rentabilidad del cultivo de mango en comparación con otros cultivos de frutas tropicales es una opción muy atractiva.
Released On: 03-14-2022