MADISON (WKOW) -- The average price of groceries inched upward slightly during the period from April to June, according to a survey by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
The bureau's 'marketbasket' survey totals the cost of 16 common food items. In the second quarter of 2012, the total was $50.32. That's up 1.6 percent from the previous quarter, and up 1.7 percent from the same quarter last year.
Casey Langan, the bureau's spokesman, says, "Any impact on food prices from the drought currently gripping the
Midwest will not likely be seen in the grocery aisles until next year."
The items whose prices increased at least 7 percent last quarter included sirloin tip roast, all-purpose flour and vegetable oil.
A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation found the average price of the same 16 items was $50.91.
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