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: $0.05

lettuce

Lettuce

1 Pound

Retail: $2.29
Farmer: $0.23

tomatoes

Tomatoes

1 Pound

Retail: $3.39
Farmer: $0.34

carrots

Carrots

5 Pounds

Retail: $4.59
Farmer: $1.43

ham

Boneless Ham

1 Pound

Retail: $4.99
Farmer: $0.80

bread

Bread

2 Pounds

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $0.10

potatoes

Potatoes

Russet, 5 Pounds

Retail: $3.49
Farmer: $0.73

sirloin

Top Sirloin

1 Pound

Retail: $8.99
Farmer: $1.79

Fresh Apples

1 Pound

Retail: $2.32
Farmer: $0.40

flour

Flour

King Arthur, 5 Pound Bag

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $0.36

cereal

Cereal

18 Ounce Box

Retail: $3.49
Farmer: $0.06

bacon

Bacon

1 Pound

Retail: $5.33
Farmer: $0.80

milk

Milk

1 Gallon, Fat Free

Retail: $4.59
Farmer: $1.63

eggs

Eggs

1 Dozen

Retail: $2.19
Farmer: $0.89

beer

Beer

6 Packs, Cans

Retail: $8.99
Farmer: $0.05

bagel-wheat

Wheat Bagel

1 – 4 oz. Bagel

Retail: $0.90
Farmer: $0.01