Hot Weather Leads To Increase In Grocery Prices

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 6:08 am

The hot weather this summer is making the prices at the grocery store go up.

According to a USDA report on Wednesday, prices on items like steak,  milk and eggs will go up 3 to 5 percent by the end of the year because of drought conditions in much of the country.

You could notice the changes in dairy products first. As the temperature goes up, the amount of milk cows make goes down. The Minnesota Milk Producers Association says farms in the state are reporting a loss of anywhere from 5 to 20 percent less milk this month.

Minnesota isn’t the only state suffering. Wisconsin, Idaho and California are all in a drought. They’re reporting slower milk production and expensive feed costs, which is bad news for consumers.

 

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