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Examining Your Food Dollar

Posted on April 12, 2012

It’s always interesting to see where the money goes for the goods you buy, especially the necessities like food. As you can see from the graphic above, the money you spend on food is divided between various industries.

When breaking it down, it seems crazy to think that only 10% of that dollar goes to the people who raised the food you eat. That’s a testament to the nation’s producers who continue to become more efficient and productive. America’s farmers are not only feeding more people, but they are keeping those food prices down as we spend a lesser percentage of our income on food than any other country.

*The top graphic comes from the most recent UDSA Food Dollar update in March 2012.

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