Americans spend relatively little on food

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation says the price of a Thanksgiving meal was stable compared to 2018 but that's only part of the story. The organization points out farmers continue to see less and less of America's grocery tab, down to 14 percent of the total. Americans will spend only 10 percent of their disposable income on food, the lowest average in the world. Door County Farm Bureau President Daniel Vandertie says increased yields are a double-edged sword.


Exports help to offset the costs of overproduction but trade issues have shut off markets to local farmers and forced them to reduce prices to sell their crops. 

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