Agriculture research shows Food Prices the highest in the past 14 years

Jonathan Ahl / St. Louis Public Radio Shoppers like these at the Kroger in Rolla will see higher prices this year, especially for meats and fresh fruits.

Rev 6:6 NAS And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Food prices will see biggest increase in 14 years, according to Missouri researchers
  • According to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, a think tank at the University of Missouri, food prices will be at least 5% higher in 2022 compared to last year. That’s the biggest single-year increase in 14 years.
  • While prices will be up across the board, Westhoff said some foods will see especially high costs.
  • “We have seen much larger increases year over year for meats, for fats and oils, and for fresh fruits than you did for most other products,” he said.

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