Food For Thought

Author: Kristy

Farmers & Food

Food For Thought

U.S. consumers spend just 10 percent of their disposable income on food each year. That compares to 50 percent in Pakistan, 43 percent in Jordan, 38 percent in the Philippines, 32 percent in China and 14 percent in Japan.

Today, each U.S. farmer produces enough food and fiber for 155 people, compared to 115 people in 1980.

Agriculture and related industries (producing, processing, selling and trading the nation’s food and fiber) employ more than 21 million Americans – 15 percent of the total U.S. workforce.

Farmers and ranchers receive only 19 cents of every dollar spent on food, compared to 31 cents in 1980.


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