January 24, 2020 3:00 PM
Economic Drivers of Food Loss at the Farm and Pre-Retail Sectors: A Look at the Produce Supply Chain in the United States
Price volatility, labor costs and availability, supply chain constraints, retail and consumer quality standards, contract incentives, and existing policy are factors influencing food loss on produce farms and in distribution channels.
January 24, 2020 9:00 AM
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food is probably the most widely used indicator of changes in retail food prices. ERS regularly updates food price forecasts for the short-term period.