Development of Ethnic Vegetable Crops as Niche Market Cash Crops to Sustain Small Farms in Alabama

New ways to stay ahead are constantly being developed, and in this case, it is all about ethnic vegetable crops. Non-traditional customers are looking for vegetables they grew up consuming in their home countries, and they are willing to pay premium. Some farmer groups have already begun featuring and growing these crops, many from India and China. Though production potential has been determined at the Alabama A&M University, there is still a need for determining the production economics and cost. Outreach strategies for this project will help improve the financial status and small- and medium-sized family farms.

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