Food prices continue to rise

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Hitting the grocery store is getting more costly. Beef prices are at their highest level in two decades. The cost of ground beef has hit $3.55 a pound, according to government readings. That price is up 56% since 2010.

The average for round steak is at $5.28. The cost of other staples, such as milk, butter, eggs, fruit and vegetables are also climbing.

With a severe drought ravaging farms across most of California, experts say prices could rise even more.

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