Extension Ag Update
May/June 2001
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Ag Facts

According to the USDA, for each consumer food dollar:

  • 21 cents goes to farmers
  • 79 cents goes to marketing related activities, including packaging, advertising, transportation, and labor.

Animal production in Illinois generates $2.4 billion of total income to producers and $12 billion of economic activity in support industries.