Value added of processing vegetables, cotton and peanuts in Georgia
Doherty, Brigid A.
McKissick, John C.
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Producers in Georgia raise a variety of crops for human consumption. Georgia is a major producer of vegetables, cotton and peanuts in the United States. In most cases, further processing is necessary to transform raw commodities into a consumable form. This processing adds value to the commodity. Attempting to quantify the actual value that is added to these raw commodities is difficult. Measuring the impact of processing on the Georgia economy is even tougher. Impact Analysis for Planning (IMPLAN) is an input-output modeling tool which is used in determining the economic impact of certain sectors and events. The data and information contained in IMPLAN can be used to help explain the importance of processing in Georgia.