Jul 20, 2012
Minnesota ag report shows profitability of specialty crops

he Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a new report detailing the financial performance of nine types of specialty crops in Minnesota.

The report Minnesota Specialty Crop Farm Performance 2008-2011 includes enterprise data for apples, blueberries, cantaloupe, grapes, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, sweet corn, and assorted vegetables.

The report shows that growing strawberries, raspberries, and assorted vegetables was consistently profitable during this period, while other crops had mixed results.

The data were contributed by 47 Minnesota farmers who have been enrolled in farm business management education programs offered by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) campuses across the state. The privacy of individual farm data is strictly protected. Brainerd Dispatch

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