Farmers Struggle to Make Ends Meet
With the farmer’s share of the food dollar going down over time, farmers struggle to make ends meet. The US Economic Research Service has attributed this partly to our increased consumption of prepared and processed foods. We as consumers are only willing to pay so much for food and as we demand more processing of our foods, it has an upstream impact on our farmers. FOG conducted a survey of 400 southern certified organic farmers to find out what their constraints and priorities are to making a living farming sustainably. We are analyzing the data right now; look for the results coming soon.