Survey shows lower food retail prices this spring

Farmer share of retail food prices continues to decline.

Lower retail prices for several foods — including salad, orange juice, shredded cheddar cheese, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, vegetable oil, white bread, flour, deli ham and potatoes — resulted in a slight decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 2016 "Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey."

The informal survey showed that the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $53.28, down 59 cents, or about 1%, compared to a survey conduct

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