Note that year 2014 is the most recent data available from the USDA on the split of the food dollar.
- Three post-farm industry groups account for about 61 cents of the U.S. food dollar: food services, food processing, and retail trade.
- A growing share of the food dollar has gone to farm producers, up 1.7 cents since 2009 to 10.4 cents in 2014.
- Food processing’s share is down 2.1 cents since 2009.
- The bottom line is that the farmer receives 10 percent of each dollar spent for food in the U.S.