Contractor and Cooperator Reports No. (CCR-71) 18 pp

April 2021

USDA ERS Meat Price Spread Data Product Review

One of the most widely used data products published by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the farm-wholesale-retail meat price spread series. The meat price spread data have had several changes over time because of changes in the marketplace. This cooperative agreement reviews the ERS data product to keep the product up with the times.

The views expressed are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Economic Research Service or USDA.

Keywords: Farm-wholesale-retail meat price spread, beef, pork, beef and pork spread calculations, beef price spread, pork price spread, price spread data product calculations, ERS Meat Price Spreads data product, beef and pork margin products, price spread information, meat price spread data, farm-to-retail spread

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