Vegetables and Pulses Outlook No. (VGS-342-02) 23 pp

February 2011

Fruit and Vegetable Planting Restrictions: Analyzing the Processing Cucumber Market

This report highlights the anticipated consequences of the 2008 Farm Act's Planting Transferability Pilot Program (PTPP) on processing (pickling) cucumber plantings. PTPP allows program crop growers in seven Upper Midwestern States to reduce base acres and plant select vegetables for processing on those acres without reducing Government payments on their remaining base acres.

Keywords: Planting flexibility, processing vegetables, pickling cucumbers, nonbase acres, Planting Transferability Pilot Program (PTPP), agricultural policy

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