Farmers Share of Thanksgiving Dinner Twelve Cents
Every year the National Farmers Union publishes the Thanksgiving Farmers Share. The popular Thanksgiving Farmers Share compares the retail food price of traditional holiday dinner items to the amount the farmer receives for each item they grow. The Farmer's Share is based on calculations derived from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service and price points of common grocery items at Safeway supermarket.
According to the National Farmers Union the Farmer's Share is 12.1 cents of every dollar consumers spend for their Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner! "As we gather around the Thanksgiving dinner table this year, we should take time to recognize and thank the family farmers and ranchers who provide our Thanksgiving meals," said Roger Johnson National Farmers Union President.
Throughout the year on average farmers receive 14.6 cents of every food dollar consumers spend. That means about 85 cents goes for retailing, processing, marketing, processing, wholesaling and distribution. The Thanksgiving Farmers Share shows that the farmers share is even lower for Thanksgiving food items.