Department of Agricultural Economics
to one month ago, willingness-to-pay (WTP) increased for chicken breast
and hamburger, but
for steak, pork chops, deli ham, and chicken wings. WTP for deli ham saw
the largest percent
among meat products compared to one month ago. WTP for all food products
is lower than one year
on food eaten at home increased 0.17% from January to February and expenditures
away from home increased 1.71%. Consumers expect an increase in chicken,
beef, and pork prices
to one month ago. Consumers plan to buy more chicken, beef, and pork compared
to last month.
to eat out decreased compared to last month.
& CONCERN TRACKING
E. coli, and GMOs were the most visible issues in the news over the past
two weeks. Awareness
all items decreased relative to last month. The largest percent decrease
in awareness from January to
was for E. coli followed by cancer and meat consumption. Salmonella, E.
coli, and farm animal
ranked as the top three food safety concerns in February. Concern for all
items decreased relative
last month, except for GMOs and beta-agonists. The largest percent decrease
in concern from January to
was for E. coli followed by Salmonella.
tracks consumer preferences and sentiments on the safety, quality, and
price of food at home and away from home with particular focus on meat
demand. FooDS is a monthly on-line survey with a sample size of at least
1,000 individuals, weighted to match the US population in terms of age,
gender, education and region of residence. See the online
technical document for more details.