It’s hard to step foot into a grocery store and not notice the rising food prices. Packages are getting smaller, too, as I’m sure you’ve noticed if you use any older recipes that include any sort of boxed or canned item as a component. USA Today reported in “Rising Food Prices Pinch Consumers” that, “Retail food prices rose 0.4% in March (2014), the same as in February and the largest amount since September 2011. By comparison, the prices of all consumer goods rose 0.2% in March and 0.1% the month before, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” Some items have risen over 50% in cost over the last four years. In this post we’ll look at what’s causing the food price increases, and what steps you can take to stretch your food dollars in the months to come. [Read more…]
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