Understanding National Food Supply Chains: Fresh Cut Pork
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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?