May 14, 13
By Jessica Domel
I absolutely love cooking, but going to the grocery store stresses me out.
I live in a community where the organic section of the grocery store is so large that it makes searching for traditionally-grown produce feel like an Easter egg hunt.
It literally took me at least 10 minutes one day to find traditionally-grown spinach. I found the variety of organic blends right away, but the more affordable, traditionally-grown spinach was hiding over by the seafood freezers behind a cart of other produce.
Aug 14, 12
By Amanda Hill
I keep a close eye on food prices—mostly for my own family’s budget, but also for Texas Farm Bureau’s Grocery Price Watch. I wonder, though, how many shoppers know why food prices increase.
If you watch the news, you’ve probably heard stories about how the devastating U.S. drought—a drought that caused billions of dollars in damage to Texas crops last year—will cause you to pay more at the grocery store. The stories make it seem as though you’ll shell out a whole lot more on your next shopping trip, due directly to crop shortages from parched lands.
Jun 01, 11
By Amanda Hill
Grocery shopping for me is a precise event, one that includes a very specific list ordered by the routine route I take through the store each week. I rarely venture from my list and often throw the same products I buy week-in, week-out into the cart as a whiz through the aisles. I’m an efficient shopper—and I’m proud of it.
But, it turns out, my weekly race through the aisles may have cost me a good bit of money.
Mar 30, 11
The following posts ran as an article in the Spring 2011 issue of Texas Farm Bureau’s Texas Neighbors publication. Other resources on food prices include a video and a three-part audio series found here: part 1, part 2, part 3.
We all know the feeling—standing at the grocery store check-out, checkbook in hand, waiting for the cashier to give us our total. Lately it seems as though that total keeps inching upward, and our wallets are already stretched to the limit.
Mar 30, 11
Read part 1 of 4
Farmers and ranchers are an essential part of the food production process. Without them, we wouldn’t just be without fresh fruits and vegetables, but also our favorite cereals, dairy products and protein-packed cuts of meat. As with all business owners, farmers rely on the market to determine a fair price for their products, depending upon current supply and consumer demand.
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