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Sticker Shock at the Grocery Store

 
Sticker Shock at the Grocery Store
Posted Thursday, June 19th 2014 @ 3am  by By KTRH's Scott Crowder

The prices of meat, poultry, fish and eggs are the highest they've ever been -- at least since the feds started keeping track in 1967. A big reason is the drought in Texas and California.

Dr. Ron Gill at Texas A&M says this is about the worst he's seen it for cattle raisers, but he sees some hope for the future.

"With the rains we've recently had across the midsection of the country I think it'll slow the sell-off of cattle a little bit and we're starting to see some indications that people are wanting to expand their herds where they do have forage."

However Dr. Gill says it'll likely get worse before it gets better. He says it takes years to recover from this kind of drought, which is the worst Texas has seen since the 1950s.

"The problem with this drought is we haven't had any relief. A lot of times we'll be dry for a year or two, then we'll have a good year, but this is the first decent year we've had since 2010."

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