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How Low Has the Farm Share of Retail Food Prices Really Fallen?

Hayden Stewart
Format
EBook; Book; Government Document; Online
Published
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, [2006]
Edition
Updated with new data on Sept. 1, 2006
Language
English
Series
Economic Research Report
Economic Research Report (United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service)
SuDoc Number
A 93.73:24
Abstract
For the commodities they sell, farmers have been receiving a decreasing share of what consumers pay for food at retail stores for some time, but the extent of this decrease has been overstated for at least a few commodity groups. Current estimates of farm share are based on baskets of foods representative of what households bought between 1982 and 1984. Using updated baskets based on what American households bought for at-home consumption between 1999 and 2003, this report estimates farm share for two major commodity groups -- fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. Using this approach, this report found that farmers are capturing more of the consumer's food dollar than current estimates suggest. The methodology behind the market basket data series is also detailed.
Description
iv, 17 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Notes
  • "August 2006."
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 17).
Series Statement
Economic research report ; no. 24
Economic research report (United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service) no. 24
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Also available on the World Wide Web.
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