On an average agricultural products travel 1400 miles from farm to the plates in the United States. This average involves the transportation of raw agricultural products from farms to storage and processing units, distribution centers or wholesalers and finally to retailers and customers.

However, it is important to note that this average can vary significantly for different types of agricultural products. The transport of agricultural products is heavily dependent on better storage facilities, post harvest management practices, efficient use of fossil fuels by the transport vehicles, etc.

Better post harvest management can increase the shelf life of agricultural products for transportation to longer distances. While seasonal, fresh perishable agriculture products are mostly sourced locally. Usually grains, processed, canned agricultural products, etc. are transported to longer distances.

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