CASHMERE PRODUCTION: A REVENUE-GENERATING OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL AMERICA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9322
Amount: $230,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Cascade Cashmere Company
200 Larson Road, Silver Creek, WA, 98585
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Judith A Richardson
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A PHASE I SBIR PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING CASHMERE PRODUCTION AS AN EMPLOY- MENT AND INCOME-GENERATING OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL AREAS. THEPROPOSED FEASIBILITY STUDY INCLUDES THREE MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH: (1) THE COMPILATION OF EXISTING GENETIC RESEARCH ON THE CASHMERE GOAT; (2) THE INVESTIGATION OF EDUCATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS OF SMALL FARMERS AND RURAL LAND- OWNERS RELATIVE TO CASHMERE PRODUCTION; AND (3) THE ECONOMICFEASIBILITY OF CASHMERE PRODUCTION FOR THE SMALL FARMER INCLUDING ESTIMATES OF INCREMENTAL COSTS AND POTENTIAL ECONOMICS OF SCALE.

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