Higher prices for meat and other foods are helping fuel the inflation that is pinching consumers. Supermarket prices rose 0.8% in June, driven by a 2.5% increase for meat, poultry, fish, and eggs. Beef prices rose 4.5% last month.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2107 - Global food commodity prices rose in June, led by wheat and meat prices, according to the FAO Food Price Index compiled by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
WASHINGTON, Mar. 8, 2017 - Does subsidizing farmers lower food costs? Modern farm programs aren’t supposed to affect farmers’ production decisions, and it’s been hard for policy makers to argue that farm programs save consumers money.