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Table 70: Costs of Production for Cabbage, Per Acre

Organic Production Pract ices, Northeastern United States, 1996

ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
Variable Costs        
Soil Amendments        
Compost w/Gypsum ton $ 35.40 6 $ 212.40
Pest Management       
Approved organic chemicals acre $ 150.00 1 $ 150.00
Other       
Cabbage Seed lb $ 69.20 0.5 $ 34.60
Labor       
Operator hr $ 14.48 7.83 $ 113.38
Regular Hired hr $ 10.13 24.2 $ 245.15
Seasonal Hired hr $ 7.24 133.75 $ 968.35
Irrigation       
Overhead Irrigation acre $ 192.00 1 $ 192.00
Machinery Repair and Fuel Costs       
Diesel gal $ 0.97 23.47 $ 22.74
Machinery Repair acre $ 26.55 1 $ 26.55
Marketing Costs       
Packing Crates crate $ 1.50 550 $ 825.00
Sub-Total      $ 2,790.17
Interest on Operating Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 43.79
Total Variable Costs acre  1 $ 2,833.96
Fixed Costs       
Machinery and equipment acre $ 1 63.48 1 $ 163.48
Land acre $ 100.00 1 $ 100.00
Total Fixed Costs acre  1 $ 263.48
Total Fixed and Variable Costs acre  1 $ 3,097.44
Management Fe esa acre 7% 1 $ 152.07
Total Costs acre  1 $ 3,249.51

aSee text for calculation assumptions.

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