The cost of Canadian supply managed products to the average household has long been an item of interest.
The Western Producer compared six common food-basket items across the northern tier of the U.S. and Canada, using similar grocery stores, regions and community sizes.
In a four-day period last week, we made sure to check regular prices at larger chain grocery stores, rather than using flyer or loss-leader sales. We compared prices for common dairy and poultry items at five different stores in each American city, with the exception of Bismarck, and we checked prices at two stores in each Canadian city.
Other stories in this WP Special Report:
- The accidental case that brought us to the edge
- Dishing on the dairy industry
- U.S. milk industry sours
- Wisconsin dairy farmers seek Canadian advice
- Organic milk production no hedge against low price
- What happens if we end supply management?
- Dairy farmer worked both sides of the border
- The word is Class; the number is 7
- Why are Minnesota dairy farmers in the red?
- U.S. dairy farmers respond to Canadians
So who pays more for dairy and poultry? Here’s what we found: