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    Get ready to pay more for your steak

    The drought that's spreading across the Midwest is already squeezing consumers, and it's only going to get worse, as the rising cost of soybeans and corn leads to higher prices for meat, peanut butter and other staples.
    The price of sirloin steak rose more than 15% between June 2011 and June 2012, while ground beef rose more than 8% and chicken prices increased more than 6%, according to the BLS.
    More here: Food prices: Get ready to pay more for your steak - Jul. 30, 2012

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    Prices have increased more than that here.

    Crop failure also equals the need to purchase feed from other sources. If this continues to become the trend, the quality of beef and pork will suffer as the prices rise.

    EDIT: I am now buying top sirloin for $4.99/lb instead of $8.99/lb for my favorite New York Strip.
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    I've been talking with people at the sales barn, and neighbors, and found that many ranchers/farmers are selling large portions, or all of their herds because they can't afford to raise them. Either their pasture land is gone due to the drought, or they can't afford corn (or both).

    So in addition to high corn and soybean prices, there is already a significant shortage in beef (that's only going to get worse).
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    Poor pgg....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Poor pgg....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    I've been talking with people at the sales barn, and neighbors, and found that many ranchers/farmers are selling large portions, or all of their herds because they can't afford to raise them. Either their pasture land is gone due to the drought, or they can't afford corn (or both).
    That's the story here in Nebraska/Wyoming. The feed lots are packed because the ranchers don't have anything to put them on with good grass (or any grass for that matter). Guess I'm gonna start eating more salads... nahh, that's just crazy talk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by code3bg View Post
    Guess I'm gonna start eating more salads... nahh, that's just crazy talk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Poor pgg....
    Yep, I need a sponser so I can still eat what I'm used to.

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    Dammit, now I'm hungry again
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    Great. Now I'm hungry again too.
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    To Live Is To Eat

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    I can't believe that bacon is so expensive lately!!! One package of O-M center cut bacon was almost $7 at a local supermarket.




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    We have Farmland thick slice bulk bacon for $2.99/lb. right now.

    It is extremely painfully lean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I can't believe that bacon is so expensive lately!!! One package of O-M center cut bacon was almost $7 at a local supermarket.

    I just paid $4.58 yesterday.
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    I would expect the price of beef and pork to fall as the farmers sell off large numbers. The farmers around here didnt make enough hay to feed through the winter. They are in selling mode. The slaughter houses should be very busy and over stocked.

 

 

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