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WINTER FRESH VEGETABLE FARMING IN FLORIDA: ITS ACREAGE PATTERNS AND MARKETING FLOWS

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Date Issued:
1978
Summary:
Florida is the major supplier of winter vegetables in the United States. This dominance is examined historically and geographically during the time span 1937-1974 to determine the reasons, causes, and extent of this dominance. The gravity model is used to analyze the significance of the major markets to the Florida supply and the significance of the Florida supply to the markets. Distance and size of the market were found to be strongly related to flows from Florida. The greater stability of the larger northeastern markets was considered in relation to several socioeconomic characteristics. Intra-state measures of market and physical losses, production totals, county acreages, and regional shifts of crop emphasis are examined geographically. It was found that Florida acreage totals increased over time as did relative production and that there was a southern production shift. Beans showed the greatest county stability and cucumbers the least.
Title: WINTER FRESH VEGETABLE FARMING IN FLORIDA: ITS ACREAGE PATTERNS AND MARKETING FLOWS.
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Name(s): MCJUNKIN, JOYCE P.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Schultz, Ronald R., Thesis advisor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1978
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 82 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Florida is the major supplier of winter vegetables in the United States. This dominance is examined historically and geographically during the time span 1937-1974 to determine the reasons, causes, and extent of this dominance. The gravity model is used to analyze the significance of the major markets to the Florida supply and the significance of the Florida supply to the markets. Distance and size of the market were found to be strongly related to flows from Florida. The greater stability of the larger northeastern markets was considered in relation to several socioeconomic characteristics. Intra-state measures of market and physical losses, production totals, county acreages, and regional shifts of crop emphasis are examined geographically. It was found that Florida acreage totals increased over time as did relative production and that there was a southern production shift. Beans showed the greatest county stability and cucumbers the least.
Identifier: 13955 (digitool), FADT13955 (IID), fau:10778 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1978.
Subject(s): Vegetables--Florida--Marketing
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