Organic Strawberry Cost-of-Production Study Available

Sample Costs to Produce and Harvest Organic Strawberries in the Central Coast Region-2022, a revised cost-of-production study, was released by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. The analysis is based on a hypothetical well-managed organic strawberry farm that uses practices common in Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties of California. Experts and producers provided input and reviewed the study. Growers can use it as a baseline to compare to their own costs, to make sure they have an accurate understanding of the profitability of this enterprise. The UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics also offers free, online cost-of-production studies for many other crops.