Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says that the drought-related price increases have not arrived in groceries stores yet. Prices seem high now because of 2011's unprecedented increases.
Drought to Push Up Food Bills in 2013
The USDA warns that prices for meat, dairy and eggs will increase more than usual in 2013, but the inflation on vegetables is expected to be normal because those crops are mostly irrigated.
How the Midwest Drought Could Help Curb Obesity
Why worry about the increase in meat prices when we are supposed to be eating less of it anyway? Dr. John McDougall is quoted explaining how much we could all be saving by eating vegetables and grains ourselves instead of feeding them to livestock.
Food Prices to Rise in Wake of Severe Drought
The Agriculture Department said the cost of beef would increase the most, up to 5 percent, because of the weather and rising prices for animal feed.
Which Foods Will Cost More Because of the Drought?
A handy chart attached to this article shows that the predicted new price increase for a 3.5 chicken would be $4.91, up from $4.52, and a half-gallon of milk would average $1.92 instead of $1.79.
Smallest U.S. Cattle Herd in 60 Years May Raise Beef Prices
Even before this summer's drought, we started 2012 with a smaller beef herd than usual because last summer was a rough one for ranchers as well.
Are You Eating Too Much Red Meat?
A 2009 study found that those who eat more red meat are more likely to die sooner. Now that red meat is getting more expensive, it may be time to finally heed scientists' advice and buy less of it.
America Spends Less on Food Than Any Other Country
The average American family spends only 6% of its income on food, according to the World Bank. That's much less than other nations, and also much less than American families spent at the grocery store in the 1960s, when food expenses accounted for a third of income.
Record Drought Damaging Crops
The collapse of the country's corn crop will reverberate across the economy. Corn is a major driver of our food system, because we put corn products, like high fructose corn syrup, into almost everything we can. Corn is also a major feed source for most of out livestock, so it will drive up...