Survey Says… Food Prices Remain Stable in Wisconsin

Shoppers are seeing stable food prices at the grocery store according to the latest Wisconsin Farm Bureau Market basket Survey of 16 basic food items used to prepare one or more meals. It showed that the average cost of these items was $50.14.

The survey items that saw the greatest price increases since last year were: one dozen, large, Grade A eggs; boneless chicken breast, ground chuck and Cheerios. Overall, prices were stable compared to a year ago, with six of the survey’s 16 items being lower in price.

“The item that saw that largest price increase was eggs,” said Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Director of Communications. “We are most likely seeing this increase due to an outbreak of avian influenza in South Korea, which has contributed to more American eggs being exported. As demand increases the price does as well.”

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Contact: Sarah Marketon, Director of Communications, 608.828.5711