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
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4655
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 Tom Johnson
Phone: () -
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.

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