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Mahrizal, L. Lanier Nalley, Bruce L. Dixon and Jennie Popp

(inorganic) production ( Phuoc et al., 2008 ; Victor et al., 2010 ). However, producer profits could be higher if they could afford inorganic fertilizer. Therefore, a sufficient and stable organic price premium is needed to induce producers to continue

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Ariana P. Torres and Maria I. Marshall

USDA-certified organic producers chose to decertify. Most of the existing organic foods literature focused on investigating what motivated (or not) farmers to certify organic. Access to markets, price premiums, environmental concerns, and philosophical

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Jennifer Drew, Chengyan Yue, Neil O. Anderson and Philip G. Pardey

empirical analysis will determine the price premium effects of the plant patent that may have been masked in previous studies of IP rights for plants. Premiums from the use of trademarks are more modest, but when used in conjunction with the plant patent may

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Xiang Cao, Darrell Bosch and James Pease

generated. In addition, contract farming has become more common in the U.S. horticulture industry ( MacDonald, 2015 ). Contracting producers and wholesale purchasers such as landscapers or retailers such as “big-box” stores should share price premiums

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Alba J. Collart, Marco A. Palma and Charles R. Hall

majority of respondents who had previously bought Texas Superstar™ plants were willing to pay a price premium for this brand. The distribution of WTP for Texas Superstar™ implied that ≈22% of respondents were willing to pay a premium of 1% to 10%, 28% were

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R. Karina Gallardo, Ines Hanrahan, Yeon A Hong and James J. Luby

in its market price premiums compared with other popular apple cultivars in the United States. However, ‘Honeycrisp’ is susceptible to disorders if not managed adequately during the pre- and postharvest periods. Given the myriad of factors that could

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Lisa W. DeVetter, David Granatstein, Elizabeth Kirby and Michael Brady

acreage of organic blueberry beginning in the early 2000s ( Fig. 1 ). The approximate 20% to 100% price premium for organic relative to conventionally grown blueberries incentivizes many growers to enter into organic production ( Strik, 2014 ). In 2006

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R. Karina Gallardo, Qi Zhang, Michael Dossett, James J. Polashock, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Nicholi Vorsa, Patrick P. Edger, Hamid Ashrafi, Ebrahiem Babiker, Chad E. Finn and Massimo Iorizzo

contribute to increase profitability by increasing price premiums and reducing labor costs needed to harvest the fruit. Implementing mechanical harvesting for the fresh market is crucial to the long-term sustainability of the blueberry industry in times when

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Alba J. Collart, Stephen L. Meyers and Jason K. Ward

Table 3 , the bid differences across skinning severity levels for blind and labeled rounds and bid differences between rounds are calculated and reported in Table 4 . Table 4. Price premiums and discounts for sweetpotatoes with varying skinning injury

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R. Karina Gallardo, Parichat Klingthong, Qi Zhang, James Polashock, Amaya Atucha, Juan Zalapa, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Nicholi Vorsa and Massimo Iorizzo

producers ( Nolte, 2015 ; Serres, 2017 ; USDA-AMS, 1997 , 2016 ). Currently, the demand for SDC is higher than for juice concentrate, with price premiums paid for the SDC. Meanwhile, the price for cranberries used for juice concentrate has decreased due