High Livestock Prices Raise Summer Picnic Costs

American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual picnic basket survey found double digit percentage increases on ground round and pork spare ribs this year.

The survey estimates the price of a summer picnic for 10 people, by checking retails prices at grocery stores in 25 states.

On average the cost is still under 6 dollars per person this year, just under 59 dollars in total. Thanks to record livestock prices, the price of the whole basket went up five percent year over year.

Ketchup, lemonade, and hot dogs fell in price, while cheese prices went up, along with ground round and pork spare ribs.

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