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: $1.19
Farmer: $0.10

lettuce

Lettuce

1 Pound

Retail: $2.49
Farmer: $0.23

tomatoes

Tomatoes

1 Pound

Retail: $2.00
Farmer: $0.46

carrots

Carrots

5 Pounds

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $2.28

ham

Boneless Ham

1 Pound

Retail: $10.49
Farmer: $1.08

bread

Bread

2 Pounds

Retail: $4.19
Farmer: $0.23

potatoes

Potatoes

Russet, 10 Pounds

Retail: $6.99
Farmer: $1.81

sirloin

Top Sirloin

1 Pound

Retail: $10.49
Farmer: $2.25

Fresh Apples

1 Pound

Retail: $1.25
Farmer: $0.72

flour

Flour

5 Pound Bag

Retail: $4.49
Farmer: $0.80

cereal

Cereal

18 Ounce Box

Retail: $3.49
Farmer: $0.10

bacon

Bacon

1 Pound

Retail: $6.99
Farmer: $1.08

milk

Milk

1 Gallon, Fat Free

Retail: $4.39
Farmer: $2.31

eggs

Eggs

1 Dozen

Retail: $2.93
Farmer: $2.01

beer

Beer

6 Packs, Cans

Retail: $10.99
Farmer: $0.06

bagel-wheat

Wheat Bagel

1 – 4 oz. Bagel

Retail: $0.83
Farmer: $0.02