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STC Study: Transportation and Farmer Incomes


Overview
The study provides compelling evidence that farmers, more than any other segments of agriculture, are responsible for paying the transportation costs from the farm to the dinner plate.


Key Findings

  • Farmers absorb a disproportionate amount of the cost to ship their products all the way to the end user.
     
  • Over the long term, agriculture represents a supply-push market in which shipping costs will be passed on to farmers through a wider, more negative basis when they deliver their crop to the elevator.


More Information
Researcher: O’Neil Commodity Consulting.  The study was funded in part by the United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff.


STC Study: Transportation and Farmer Incomes

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