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: $2.29
Farmer: $0.04
lettuce
Lettuce

1 Pound

Retail: $1.99
Farmer: $0.25
tomatoes
Tomatoes

1 Pound

Retail: $2.49
Farmer: $0.48
carrots
Carrots

5 Pounds

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $2.47
ham
Boneless Ham

1 Pound

Retail: $8.99
Farmer: $0.55
bread
Bread

2 Pounds

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $0.11
potatoes
Potatoes

Russet, 10 Pounds

Retail: $6.99
Farmer: $1.48
sirloin
Top Sirloin

1 Pound

Retail: $9.99
Farmer: $1.56
Fresh Apples

1 Pound

Retail: $2.49
Farmer: $0.60
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: $0.55
milk
Milk

1 Gallon, Fat Free

Retail: $3.49
Farmer: $1.76
eggs
Eggs

1 Dozen

Retail: $1.59
Farmer: $0.89
beer
Beer

6 Packs, Cans

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

1 – 4 oz. Bagel

Retail: $0.78
Farmer: $0.01

August 2020

Farmers's Share derived from USDA, NASS "Agricultural Prices," 2020.