TeachMeFinance.com - explain Farm to retail price spread
Farm to retail price spread The term 'Farm to retail price spread ' as it applies to the area of agriculture can be defined as ' The difference between the farm price and the retail price of food, reflecting charges for processing, shipping, and retailing farm goods. The current spread accounts for about three-fourths of the retail price for a market basket of foods, according to USDA. The farm value accounts for about 51% of the retail cost of eggs, compared to 19% for processed fruits and vegetables'.
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