Bad Weather Pushes up Food Prices

Analysts blame the higher prices on the weather. Drought is boosting the price of milk, dairy, fruits and veggies..and coffee.

MGN Online

UNDATED (WIFR) -- A lot of us are feeling the pinch at the supermarket checkout.

Analysts blame the higher prices on the weather. Drought is boosting the price of milk, dairy, fruits and veggies..and coffee.

This year alone, Maxwell House, Folgers and Starbucks raised prices by as much as 10%. Bacon is at a 30 year high and another breakfast staple Orange juice hasn't fared much better after bacteria hit the citrus crop in Florida. Analysts say one area where prices may come down, or at least stay the same, is cereal. That's because corn production has soared this year.


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