A look at rising demand for asparagus
Asparagus volume in the U.S. rose 25 percent from 2020 to 2021, with nearly two-thirds coming from Mexico and almost one-third from Peru.
Michigan and Washington are the domestic producers, but only at a fraction of imports.
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc., to explain and describe prices and volume in relation to rising consumer demand for asparagus.
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Juanita Gaglio is a data specialist for Agtools.
Agtools, Inc. provides data for farmers, buyers, distributors, retailers, government agencies, financial firms, and other stakeholders to manage market volatility, increase profitability and reduce waste of natural, human and food resources.