Analysis of North Carolina Vegetable Prices

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Dr, Luba Kurkalova, Deese School of Business and Economics, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University


Department of Economics

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Publication Date

Spring 4-2021


The objective of the study was to assemble historical vegetable price data and to summarize and analyze the trends in prices received for vegetables by North Carolina farmers. The data comes from three sources of yearly average prices reported for the state and national levels and daily prices for the Raleigh and Western North Carolina farmers markets. We found that in 2012 the producer prices of major non-vegetable crops such as corn and soybeans have spiked. However, vegetable prices appear to have declined during that same period. This apparent opposite movement of vegetable versus non-vegetable prices calls for further investigation.

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