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The purpose of this study was to collect data relative to the costs of growing, harvesting, storing, and packing apples in Maine, to analyze the factors affecting costs and returns, and to provide Maine apple producers with current information for adjusting farm resources to achieve optimum efficiency in production under rapidly changing economic conditions.
This study was undertaken to determine the profitability of Maine apple farms, and to determine the current size and scope of the Maine apple industry. The results and implications of this study should be useful to all concerned with the apple industry in Maine and New England.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Maine apple farming
Agriculture | Economics
Geiss, Wilbert C. Jr. and Harlan, Reginald K.. 1973. B704: Costs and Returns on Maine Apple Farms. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Bulletins 704.