Institute for Transportation, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
In today’s global food systems, the prices of food reflect not only the cost of the initial product and marketing costs but also the process of moving products from producers to c onsumers. It is useful for local producers and processors to understand how the national marketplace operates. A few questions they need to consider are: How is final value distributed among U.S. consumers of sausage products? What are the functions that command the greatest value? Where are the market opportunities an d challenges for local producers?
DeBlieck, Sue, "Understanding National Food Supply Chains: Sausage Prodcuts" (2008). Leopold Center Pubs and Papers. 123.