Farmers not seeing the full benefit of food price rises

Farmers are being held to account for recent increases in the price of food – but they aren’t the ones reaping the rewards, according to FW columnist David Richardson.

On his blog, David’s Digest, he points to two recent letters in the Daily Telegraph which suggest the supply chain is absorbing the increases.

“Catherine Spencer of Warminster, Wilts, who is an egg producer, said she had watched free range egg prices in supermarkets rise by 83p/doz over the last twelve months. As a producer of free range eggs she had only received an extra 16p/doz over the same period. She wondered what had happened to the 67p difference.”

To read more and add your own comment in response visit David’s Digest