The Farmer's Share

Did you know that farmers and ranchers receive only 14.6* cents of every 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: $1.19
Farmer: $0.04

lettuce

Lettuce

1 Pound

Retail: $2.49
Farmer: $0.25

tomatoes

Tomatoes

1 Pound

Retail: $2.99
Farmer: $0.57

carrots

Carrots

5 Pounds

Retail: $4.89
Farmer: $2.42

ham

Boneless Ham

1 Pound

Retail: $8.99
Farmer: $0.57

bread

Bread

2 Pounds

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $0.11

potatoes

Potatoes

Russet, 10 Pounds

Retail: $6.99
Farmer: $1.22

sirloin

Top Sirloin

1 Pound

Retail: $9.99
Farmer: $1.75

Fresh Apples

1 Pound

Retail: $2.49
Farmer: $0.59

flour

Flour

King Arthur, 5 Pound Bag

Retail: $3.79
Farmer: $0.38

cereal

Cereal

18 Ounce Box

Retail: $3.49
Farmer: $0.05

bacon

Bacon

1 Pound

Retail: $5.33
Farmer: $0.57

milk

Milk

1 Gallon, Fat Free

Retail: $3.59
Farmer: $1.56

eggs

Eggs

1 Dozen

Retail: $1.59
Farmer: $0.85

beer

Beer

6 Packs, Cans

Retail: $9.99
Farmer: $0.04

bagel-wheat

Wheat Bagel

1 – 4 oz. Bagel

Retail: $0.78
Farmer: $0.01