Institute for Transportation, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
In today’s global food systems, the prices of food refl ect not only the cost of the initial product but also the process of moving products from producer s to consumers. It is useful fo r niche pork producers to understand how the national marketplace operates. A few questions they need to consider are: How is final value distributed among American consumers of fresh cut pork? What are the functions that command the greatest value? And consequently, what challenges are faced by local producers?
DeBlieck, Sue and Boeckenstedt, Randy W., "Understanding National Food Supply Chains: Fresh Cut Pork" (2007). Leopold Center Pubs and Papers. 119.