BECAUSE THE CROPS THAT ARE PRESENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE SMALL FARMER ARE NO LONGER PROFITABLE, THERE IS A NEED TO DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE CROPS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4655
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
T.j. Enterprises
P.o. Box 21, Buffalo, SD, 57720
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Tom Johnson
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
BECAUSE THE CROPS THAT ARE PRESENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE SMALL FARMER ARE NO LONGER PROFITABLE, THERE IS A NEED TO DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE CROPS. HERB AND SPICE PRODUCTION SHOWS GREAT PROMISE IN PROVIDING AN ALTERNATIVE. THE HERB AND SPICE MARKET DEMAND FAR EXCEEDS DOMESTIC PRODUCTION. THEREFORE, THE U.S. IS IMPORTING HERBS AND SPICES FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TO MEET THE DEMANDS THAT EXIST. IF THE SMALL FARMER IS TO BESUCCESSFUL IN PROVIDING THESE CROPS FORTHE PRESENT MARKETS, HE MUST HAVE INFORMATION IN THE AREA OF: CROP SELECTION, CROP PRODUCTION AND MARKET PREPARATION. THIS INFORMATION M MUST BE RELEVANT TO THE CLIMATE, SOIL TYPES AND MARKETS THATTHE SMALL FARMER WILL HAVE AVAILABLE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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