10 foods you will pay more for this year

You'll be spending more at the grocery store in 2014. Blame severe weather, production constraints, and other factors.

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Mar 29, 2014 6:53AM
I raise beef cows (2), hogs (2), turkeys (7) and chickens (30 meat and eggs) for family and friend use.  I can tell you  the cost of feeding my animals has gone up over the last year by 15-20 %.  The 50 lb sack of chicken feed used to be $11, and is now $14-$16 depending on my provider.   The half ton of hay was $95 and now costs somewhere between $145-195.  And that's if it's what is called "good grass" free of mold.  They talk about the weather in CA, and TX, but it's been just as bad here in CO. We've dealt with fire and drought as well.  The best advice I can give consumers is find a small family run farm, talk to the farmer, and see if they are willing to sell you a share of the cow or hog they will be butchering this year.  You might pay as much as you do at the store, but the payoff in the end is great for not only you, but the farmer as well.  You know where your food is coming from, the quality is better, and you're helping to support someone in the neighborhood.  It's a win-win situation for everyone involved.  I would bet most are like me, and more than willing to do so.  For people like me, it usually means we can continue to do what we love for one more year, and for you it means good, healthy food that comes from the neighborhood, versus who knows where.  Next time you pick up that package of beef in the store, look for the label that says "product of:  then lists country of origin."  You might be surprised where that steak actually came from.
Mar 26, 2014 12:46PM

Food Stamps are one of the most abused and wasteful social program this country has ever developed. A family of four receives more money monthly then my family of five spends a month on food. The amount paid out each month should be cut by at least one third. Purchases by food stamps should be (if not already) restricted to the following: Fresh/frozen non prepared meats & fish, fresh/frozen non prepared vegetables, deli meats/cheeses, canned goods, breads, non sweetened dairy, and non sweetened juices. The following should always be banned, and processes need to be in place where not already, to restrict: Soda, bottled water, power and energy drinks, sweetened juices, coffee, tea, ice cream, candy, energy bars, any pre-prepared meals or sandwiches, snacks/junk food, or any food that is mail ordered or shipped anywhere. If these rules would be followed, and recipients would learn how to shop and properly eat, no one would be hungry and we the taxpayers would save billions.

            Tobacco and alcohol should be banned from purchase by welfare funds. No cash should be allowed to be pulled off of any assistance cards except at banks and should be limited to a very low percentage of funds.

Mar 26, 2014 6:37PM

If we built a series of water desalination plants along the west coast, drought events like the one happening this year would have little to no effect on the cost of water for farmers in California.


Other countries all over the world do it.


Now, we need to.


Get with it Obama.

Mar 26, 2014 2:57PM
This is why I cook from scratch. It is cheaper and healthier.
Mar 29, 2014 7:13AM
Basically everything is going higher, but wages remain the same or lower. Is this the change that was talked about?
Mar 29, 2014 3:49AM
1.2%  wow what bull, I just saw sirloin for 8.99 a lb.  was 2.99 not so long ago. I here the Chinese have acquired a taste for beef as their incomes rise and ours have stagnated for several years. Inflation is real and it is here.  Been so long since I have been able to even buy decent beef at a (sic) reasonable price....  wake the hell up america. the haves are squeezin the havenots to the point of revolting.
Mar 29, 2014 7:32AM
you  will  pay  more   for  EVERY  food  item....  but  we   can't  talk  about  the  run  away  inflation  in the  grocery  store.... we   cant  talk  about  the  always  inflated  prices  we  pay  for  gas,  heating  for  our  homes  and  our  electricity  bill... because  Obama  is  president.
Mar 26, 2014 2:32PM

lets not forget to blame a 17 trillion debt and 85 billion a month be pumped into a "recovery" effectively devaluing our money making it not go as far.


thanks to or govt overlords for that

Mar 29, 2014 7:23AM
Only 10?  Are you kidding?  I went shopping just three days ago and several items not on this list had gone way up.  Where is chicken on this list?  The price of chicken has skyrocketed.  I told my husband that pretty soon we won't be able to afford to buy chicken.  If things keep going like this, we won't be able to afford much of anything pretty soon. 
Mar 29, 2014 9:56AM

Gee, let me think....  over the last year:  Grocery tab up,  electricity up, garbage pickup up, homeowner's association fees up, natural gas up, water up, health insurance way up, veterinary care/pet food up, car insurance up.


My income FIXED.  On the other hand let me thank the administration for the miniscule increase in my social security check while food stamp recipients got a nice fat whopping increase and Odumbo threw in a free phone for good measure.   What this man has done to this country is shameful and disgusting.



Mar 26, 2014 10:13AM
No, quantative easment didn't have an inflationary effect.  Of course the dependency crowd and their handlers will not notice since their bills are being picked up by the people who actually pay taxes.
Mar 26, 2014 4:18PM
Just 10????? Really???? ONLY 10??????
Mar 29, 2014 7:46AM
Out of control spending by those in charge is responsible. Short change the seniors who worked hard to make America strong and bad karma will get you. High food, extremely high hospital charges and record stock prices. Something got to give, too much pressure. Blaming everything else administration and their lack of planning is starting to show their true colors, just plain greedy. We pass the bill and then read it types are the proof of contempt for voters. The huge inflation on every day living has been ignored while the insider traders live it up. Obamacare & go broke, such a deal.
Mar 29, 2014 8:54AM
Why are we able to comment on these stories but not on news stories?
Mar 26, 2014 1:30PM
I always did want to lose 5 pounds. How the government is going to help me. Isn't that nice, less food, less tax dollars going to the Feds .. Happy days are here again!!!!!!
Mar 29, 2014 9:06AM
Guess it's time again for the average American to think of planting gardens again in their back yards like they did during world war Two Victory Gardens. and have a victory  over the drought situation and a learning experience.  I am thinking mainly of the states in the areas where you did have a good dose of precipitations this last winter and your grounds are holding the moisture.  You might even want to can or freeze your rewards.
Mar 29, 2014 7:35AM
The whole world full of greed. NASA is right. This civilization is on the path of every other civilization. It will self implode.
Mar 29, 2014 9:34AM
hmmm . . maybe the list should be:
all meats & poultry
all produce
all grain products
all liquid products
all products with sugar

at least it seems that way when i go to the grocery store
and i know that it's not the people who do the actual work who are getting the profits
Mar 29, 2014 10:38AM
Why the hell are we pumping billions of $'s overseas in foreign aid when certain people namely seniors who rely on social security, cannot afford to feed themselves and buy their overpriced medicines????  Let's keep some of that foreign aid in this country and take care of good old number one for a change instead  of every third world p...hole on Earth. Thanks to all you idiots who re-elected Odumbo for a second term.........
Mar 29, 2014 6:29AM

Looks like my garden just had some lettuce and more tomatoes added and perhaps a side of broccoli.

Can't do anything about the meat and diary, freezer is already full..

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