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Price Of 4th Of July Picnic Slightly Rises

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A picnic made up of the nation's favorite foods may cost Americans a little extra cash this 4th of July. A survey released by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation shows the price of a cook-out still comes in at less than $6 a person.

"We've got a few tings, and now we're gonna go down the street to the big box store and get everything else," said Rosauers shopper, Sue Dunn.

The Dunn's just got their 4th of July shopping started. They say they were surprised they didn't even notice the jump in prices.

"I was surprised. I bought two pork roast for him to smoke, and they were still reasonably priced," Sue said.

An American Farm Bureau Federation Survey shows the price of an all-American 4th of July picnic slightly jumped from last year by 5%.

"It's going to look a little larger. There's a slight acceleration in food prices, but I don't think the average consumer is going to notice much of a difference," said Director Emeritus Paul Polzin, of UM's Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

ABC FOX took a trip to the grocery store to look at the price tag on some of the nations' favorite food, including hamburger, hot dogs, buns, right down to the chips and lemonade. We found the highest rise prices from last year in meats.

The survey shows nation wide hot dog prices actually dropped 2%, while other meats and dairy went up, with ground beef shooting up by 13%.

Economists with the AFBF also say meat is getting more expensive, because nation's cattle herd is now at a historically small level.

Overall, if you do your shopping right, a cart full of all the American classics rings out to an average of just more than $58, feeding a group of ten for less than six bucks a person.

The survey is based on retail prices from 84 shoppers' findings in 26 states and Puerto Rico.

 
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