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December 2022 National Average Wholesale Growers' Prices Received by Farmers for Crops: Fruits and Vegetables

December 2022 National Average Wholesale Growers' Prices Received by Farmers for Crops: Fruits and Vegetables

The USDA Agriculture Department (USDA) produces its report of the average national (and regional) prices that farmers receive for their crops.  These reports are generally released on the last day of each month.  The most recent report will be from 2 month's prior. This is a snapshot in time, periodically updated. Obviously, this is NOT the retail price (see this page for average retail prices) but this does show trends and baselines. This comes from the USDA Agricultural reports; look for the "Agriculture Report that is typically released on the last day of the month.  The most current Ag price report will be from 3 months ago. For example, in May, the report for February is released.

We have excerpted fruits and vegetables.  Most of the report is about field crops, livestock and agricultural commodities which are not directly available to consumers. However, the fruit and vegetable prices received by growers provides an direct insight into the minimum price (without markups) at retail and trends. So if the grower's prices have gone up by 50% in the past 3 months, you would expect consumer's retail prices to increase by at least the same percentage very soon!

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2020 version of
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