Review of Administration's Efforts to Deal with Food Price Inflation: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations, and Nutrition and Subcommittee on Department Investigations, Oversight, and Research of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, April 4, 1979, Volume 1
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations, and Nutrition
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Page 4 - OF HON. E. DE LA GARZA, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS Mr. DE LA GARZA. Thank you very much, Mr.
Page 1 - OF THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, Washington, DC The subcommittees met, pursuant to notice, at 9:30 am, in room 1301, Longworth House Office Building, Hon.
Page 43 - The exceptional rapid rate of food price increase this year (l978) is primarily responsible for the fact that the overall rate of inflation has been considerably higher than the underlying rate of inflation, generally considered to be about seven percent.
Page 48 - Data for domestically produced farm foods purchased by civilian consumers for consumption both at home and away from home.
Page 56 - ... by government regulation. " (3) Market concentration in the food industry is also a major contributor to high food prices. Market concentration refers to the extent to which a few companies control a major share of the market for a certain food product or product class. The GAO in its report states: "There is a growing amount of evidence that market concentration is high enough in certain market areas or commodity groups to limit the amount of price competition.
Page 57 - Huts 80.7 Honey 82.2 Frozen potato products 82.2 Frostings 97.7 Spaghetti sauce 85.9 Pickle relish 79.2 Instant tea 86.0 Frozen dinners 92.8 Corn and tortilla chips 86.7 Canned spaghetti and noodles 94.0 Ready-to-serve dips 81.5 Non-dairy cream substitutes 86.1 Pretzels 85.6 Dry milk 80.1 Add-meat dinner mixes 90.7 Canned stews 83.6 Instant potatoes 83.9 Pizza mix 86.6 Instant breakfast mixes 90.8 15...
Page 49 - FOR DOMESTIC FARM FOODS PURCHASED BY CIVILIAN CONSUMERS FOR CONSUMPTION BOTH AT HOME AND AWAY FROM HOME.