Farmer’s breakfast slated for Thursday

In honor of 2013 National Agriculture Week, Wyandot County farmer’s share breakfast will be held from 7-9 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church, 108 Malabar Dr., Upper Sandusky.
Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, apples, coffee and juice for 50 cents.
The breakfast is open to the public.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service recently found farmers and ranches receive only 15.8 cents of every food dollar spent by consumers outside the home in the U.S. Additionally, more than 80 cents of every food dollar is spent in marketing, processing, wholesaling, distributing and retailing.
According to the National Farmers Union’s December Farmer’s Share, dairy farmers received $1.81 for 1 gallon of fat free milk (retail price: $4.19); wheat farmers netted only 20 cents of the $3.59 retail price of a loaf of bread; and tomato growers received 53 cents per pound (retail price: $3.28).

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