Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

New cost studies for bell peppers, celery and cabbage production in Ventura County

New cost studies are available for fresh and processing bell peppers in Ventura County.
Four new UC studies have examined costs for producing vegetable crops - fresh bell peppers, processing bell peppers, cabbage and celery - in Ventura County. The cost studies are now available from the University of California Cooperative Extension.

Analysis for the crop is based upon hypothetical farm operations using practices common in Ventura County. Data regarding production practices, inputs and prices were collected from growers, UCCE farm advisors, agricultural institutions, and supply and equipment dealers.

The studies describe the assumptions used to identify current costs for the crop, material inputs, cash and non-cash overhead, and profitability analysis. Ranging analysis table shows profits over a range of prices and yields. Other tables show the monthly cash costs, the costs and returns per acre, hourly equipment costs and the whole farm annual equipment, investment and business overhead costs. 

The four new cost studies are:

For more information about the vegetable studies, contact Etaferahu Takele, UCCE area advisor, at ettakele@ucanr.edu or by calling (951) 683-6491 in the UCCE Riverside County office.

These cost studies and cost of production studies for other crops are available online at on the UC Davis Cost Study website, at UC Cooperative Extension offices and by calling (530) 752-3589.

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:21 PM
  • Author: Mao Vue
Tags: bell peppers (1), cabbage (1), celery (1), Etaferahu Tekele (1)

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