Farmers make only 19 cents on every dollar spent for food

Farmers make only 19 cents on every dollar spent for food

JOEL TURNER

Franklin News Post

While some consumers are experiencing sticker shock at the grocery stores, farmers say prices would be even higher if they accurately reflected their increased production costs.

Food prices are rising, but farmers in Franklin County and other areas in Virginia said the prices they receive for their products are not increasing.

Out of every dollar spent on food, the farmer receives only 19 cents, according to the American Farm Bureau.

“It’d s global market more now than ever,” said Spencer Neale, a commodity and marketing specialist for the Virginia Farm Bureau.

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