Grocery shoppers are paying less this spring for some of the most common items on store shelves. A new survey by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation found that the cost of 16 basic foods dropped almost seven percent since last fall.
For example, spokesman Casey Langan says a dozen eggs went for $1.34 earlier this month, compared to $2.94 last September. At the time last fall, concerns about avian influenza had impact the size of flocks, which led to higher prices. Since then, populations have rebounded and prices have come back down.
Beef and pork prices are also down because of growing supplies, which is also being reflected in reduced prices for dairy products because of a surplus of milk around the world. Lower energy costs are also making it cheaper to transport food, which is being passed on to consumers.
Contributed by WHBY