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North Country Region Cash Crop Feasibility Study

Tags: Agriculture, Feasibility and Pre-Feasibility Studies, Market Research, Natural Resource Based Economic Development, Research

Client Name: Town of Champlain Local Development Corporation, Adirondack North Country Association

Client Type: Regional Development Organization

Year: 1987

Location: New York

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. prepared a detailed feasibility study for production and intra-regional marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in a six-county region of northern New York for the Town of Champlain Local Economic Development Corporation. Work included surveys of buyers and growers, detailed regional market price analysis, consumption analysis, development of a strategy and recommendations. Work resulted in funding for the establishment of North Country Food First, a non-profit organization, to implement the recommendations of this study.