Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Fun Farm Facts

Off-farm costs (marketing expenses associated with processing, wholesaling, distributing and retailing of food products) account for 81 cents of every retail dollar spent on food.


Farmers and ranchers receive only 19 cents out of every retail dollar spent on food that is eaten at home and away from home. In 1980, farmers received 31 cents out of every retail dollar spent on food in America.


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