Value is added by four primary production factors across supply chain

U.S. dollar bill graphic showing the value added of four primary factors in the food production chain: imports, output taxes, property income, and salaries and benefits.

Using three different models of the same food supply chain, the USDA, Economic Research Service’s Food Dollar Series breaks down the distribution of a representative $1 of annual consumer food expenditures on purchases for eating at home and away from home.

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