The Farmers Share

Did you know that farmers and ranchers receive only 17.4* cents of every food dollar that consumers spend on food at home and away from home? According to USDA, off farm costs including marketing, processing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing account for more than 80 cents of every food dollar spent in the United States.

two-liter

Soda

Two Liter Bottle

Retail: $0.79
Farmer: $0.06

lettuce

Lettuce

1 Head - 2 Pounds

Retail: $1.89
Farmer: $0.65

tomatoes

Tomatoes

1 Pound

Retail: $3.29
Farmer: $0.30

carrots

Carrots

4 Pounds

Retail: $4.45
Farmer: $1.19

ham

Boneless Ham

1 Pound

Retail: $4.39
Farmer: $0.69

bread

Bread

2 Pounds

Retail: $2.79
Farmer: $0.11

potatoes

Potatoes

Russet, 5 Pounds

Retail: $3.29
Farmer: $0.49

sirloin

Top Sirloin

1 Pound

Retail: $9.89
Farmer: $2.06

potato-chips

Potato Chips

Lays Classic, 8 Ounce

Retail: $2.50
Farmer: $0.17

flour

Flour

5 Pounds

Retail: $2.40
Farmer: $0.53

cereal

Cereal

18 Ounce Box

Retail: $4.69
Farmer: $0.05

bacon

Bacon

1 Pound

Retail: $4.39
Farmer: $0.78

milk

Milk

1 Gallon, Fat Free

Retail: $3.89
Farmer: $1.25

eggs

Eggs

1 Dozen

Retail: $2.19
Farmer: $0.55

beer

Beer

6 Packs, Cans

Retail: $6.99
Farmer: $0.06

bagel-wheat

Wheat Bagel

1 - 4 oz. Bagel

Retail: $0.96
Farmer: $0.01