The Farmer's Share

Did you know that farmers and ranchers receive only 14.3* 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: $0.99
Farmer: $0.08
lettuce
Lettuce

1 Pound

Retail: $2.99
Farmer: $0.20
tomatoes
Tomatoes

1 Pound

Retail: $5.19
Farmer: $0.35
carrots
Carrots

5 Pounds

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $2.27
ham
Boneless Ham

1 Pound

Retail: $8.99
Farmer: $1.09
bread
Bread

2 Pounds

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $0.15
potatoes
Potatoes

Russet, 10 Pounds

Retail: $6.99
Farmer: $1.32
sirloin
Top Sirloin

1 Pound

Retail: $10.49
Farmer: $1.96
Fresh Apples

1 Pound

Retail: $1.25
Farmer: $0.74
flour
Flour

King Arthur, 5 Pound Bag

Retail: $3.49
Farmer: $0.52
cereal
Cereal

18 Ounce Box

Retail: $3.49
Farmer: $0.09
bacon
Bacon

1 Pound

Retail: $17.99
Farmer: $1.09
milk
Milk

1 Gallon, Fat Free

Retail: $3.79
Farmer: $1.54
eggs
Eggs

1 Dozen

Retail: $2.19
Farmer: $1.02
beer
Beer

6 Packs, Cans

Retail: $9.99
Farmer: $0.05
bagel-wheat
Wheat Bagel

1 – 4 oz. Bagel

Retail: $0.90
Farmer: $0.01