The Farmer's Share Of The Retail Dollar
Did you know that farmers and ranchers receive only 15.6 cents of every food 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.
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We are a grassroots, producer-driven organization that believes strong family agriculture is the basis for thriving rural communities.
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The key to our success and credibility has been Farmers Union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally. Whether the issue is food safety, dairy, specialty crops, trade or any other item facing America’s family farmers – UTFU listens to its members.
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