[Market-farming] What do you do in a crop loss situation?

Brad Bergefurd bergefurd.1 at osu.edu
Thu Jun 28 14:30:34 EDT 2007


Was wondering what Markets have done in the past when growing areas have 
had weather related crop loss situations where the Markets only allow 100% 
grower produced product to be sold? Do the customers just have to do 
without the product for the season or are there rules or provisions in 
place which allow product to be sold that was produced in neighboring 
counties, from other production areas within the state, or out of state 
produce to be sold to meet the customers demand?

For instance here in Ohio we have many farms with close to a total loss of 
apples and peaches on many farms south of I 70 whereas farms north of I 70 
were not hurt and have ample supply of product. However these northern 
growers will not travel 3 to 4 hours to sell at these Markets that are 
short on crop.

I would appreciate any information on how Markets have handled similar 

Thanks for your help!


Brad Bergefurd
Extension Educator, Horticulture
OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville Road
Piketon, OH 45661-9749
740-289-2071 ext. 136
1-800-297-2072 ext. 136 (in Ohio only)
1-800-860-7232 ext. 136 (in Ohio only)
740-289-4591 (fax)
740-253-0998 (cell)
bergefurd.1 at osu.edu
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