Using stated preference data from Kentucky and Ohio, USA, we estimate consumer willingness-to-pay for varieties of a processed food product (blackberry jam) that are differentiated with respect to their local production labelling and a series of other value-added claims. Results show that consumers were willing to pay more for the product indicating locally produced, produced in their state or in a well-identified multi-state region. Consumers were willing to purchase organic products, although there might be some confusion as to the meaning of the organic logo. Our results also supported the notion that consumers are willing to support small family farms.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||European Review of Agricultural Economics|
|State||Published - Jul 2012|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported in part by the National Research Initiative of the USDA, CSREES, grant number 2005-35618-15646, and the Fred N. VanBuren Program in Farm Management at The Ohio State University.
- choice experiment
- locally produced food
- organic foods
- processed product
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Economics and Econometrics