FOOD PRICES UP SINCE LAST QUARTER PDF Print
Saturday, 19 October 2013 06:59

The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, indicates that average food prices in our state have jumped 5.7% over the last quarter.  The cost of 40 basic grocery items increased by $6.45 since the last quarter, the highest price recorded in the foundations 40 year history.

 

 

From June to September of this year, a 10lb bag of Idaho Potatoes increased by $1.77, and sliced bacon jumped up $0.75 cents per pound.  Even though more food is being produced on less land, the farmer’s share of the retail food dollar is down.  The USDA’s Food Dollar Series states a farmer earns less than 16 cents for every dollar spent on food.  This is about half of what a farmer earned in 1980.

 

This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week- Today we are patting on the back the “Unseen First Responders”. Beverly Harbison and employees- Julie Greer, April Dunbar, Dennis Hatcher, Laura Lee Williams, Amy Houchin, Colleen Hamilton, Schelly Vance, Pan Lyons, Jim Spears, Lisa Shirley, Teresa Bull, Alison Burton, Matthew Vaughn, Bill Ekhardt, Bill Shoopman, Kathy Tyree, Joe Perry, Joann Eaton.

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