A new USDA report shows retail food prices increased 8.9 percent in the first seven months of 2022. All 13 food categories increased by at least four percent compared to the historical average. Three food categories increased by more than ten percent. Eggs jumped 21 percent in price; fats and oils increased 13 percent, and poultry rose 12 percent. Fresh vegetables had the lowest increase of all categories this year.
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