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Cookout Costs Climb 17%


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The grocery bill for a summer cookout will cost U.S. consumers 17% more than last year, according to a new American Farm Bureau Federation market basket survey.

The survey focuses on food commonly part of Fourth of July cookouts, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken, homemade potato salad and more.

The cost breaks down to $69.68 for 10 people, or about $7 per person, and reflects the largest increase since the annual survey began a decade ago.

Inflation, supply chain disruptions and the war in Ukraine are driving the higher prices.

While food costs ar...

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