Farm Bureau: Prices are Down For Easter Dinner

April 13, 2017 01:58 PM

If you’re shopping for groceries for Easter, you’re going to be spending less at the grocery store.

According to a release from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), foods including eggs, sirloin tip roast and chicken breast are seeing lower retail prices.

“Due to lower farm-gate prices, we have seen continued declines in retail prices for livestock products including eggs, beef, chicken, pork and cheese,” said John Newton, director of market intelligence for AFBF.

According to their Spring Picnic Marketbasket survey, the total cost of 16 food items that are used to prepare one or more meals was $50.03, down 6 percent or $3.25 compared to 2016 prices.

Retail prices changes from 2016:

  • Eggs, Down 41 percent to $1.32/dozen
  • Toasted oat cereal, down 15 percent to $2.83 for a 9-oz box
  • Sirloin tip roast, down sirloin tip roast, down 13 percent to $4.95/pound
  • Ground chuck, down 10 percent to $3.92/pound
  • Chicken breast, down 6 percent to $3.17/pound
  • Apples, down 6 percent to $1.55/pound
  • Flour, down 5 percent to $2.36 for a 5-pound bag
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, down 4 percent to $4.10/pound
  • Deli ham, down 3 percent to $5.42/pound
  • Bacon, down 3 percent to $4.65/pound
  • Potatoes, down 1 percent to $2.68 for a 5-pound bag
  • Bagged salad, up 6 percent to $2.34/pound
  • White bread, up 2 percent to $1.72/20-ounce loaf
  • Orange juice, up 1 percent to $3.22/half-gallon
  • Whole milk, up 1 percent to $3.27/gallon
  • Vegetable oil, no change, $2.55 for a 32-ounce bottle
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