USDA predicts food prices will continue to soar
(CNN) - If you think you’re paying too much at the grocery store now, just wait.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said consumers can expect the price of food to continue skyrocketing.
Prices are already up 9% on average for the year, and the USDA said they’ll go up 4.5%-5% more.
Restaurant prices are forecast to rise even faster, up to 6.5%.
Particularly impacted will be beef and veal, which are expected to increase up to 7%.
Avian flu is also causing chicken prices to go up to about the same amount.
Fresh vegetables are expected to see the smallest change to their current prices.
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