Who Gets Your Grocery Dollar?
[imgbelt img=AllFood.jpg]Whatever happens day to day with food prices, farmers are getting a smaller share of each dollar than they did a generation ago.
That doesn’t tell the whole story of why the rural share of food is diminishing. The decline in farmers’ share of the food dollar, however, has been dramatic. In 1950, farmers (and, in turn, rural communities) took in 41% of each dollar Americans spent on food. By 2006, farmers were down to 19%.