Drivers and Barriers to Crop Diversification- Sanchez Philocles

Many challenges faced in the fruit and vegetable industry push U.S farmers to go through crop diversification as a farm adjustment alternative to change their situation in different ways. This paper examines what are those drivers, that incite those farmers to rotate their crops. It is found access to markets and technologies are major drivers of crop diversification among specialty crop operations, meanwhile labor, farmer’s satisfaction and farms operating under contract are the major barriers for crop diversification.

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