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Edamame: Costs, Revenues, and Profitability



Authors as Published

Ben Garber, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech; Nick Lord, Graduate Research Assistant, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; and Clinton Neill, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, and Extension Economist, Virginia Cooperative Extension

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This publication assesses the profitability of edamame based on production data from Virginia Tech's Kentland Farm and enterprise budgets based on these data. Edamame can present the opportunity for a high-margin crop that is suitable for farms on small acreages. Edamame can generate high gross revenues, but labor and harvest damage present major costs. However, edamame represent a solid option for farmers with limited access to land or capital.

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Publication Date

July 15, 2019