By Julie Tomascik More bang for your buck. That’s exactly what we saw in first quarter grocery prices. Because food prices are falling. Even for proteins. Why? Well, the cow herd is growing. More cattle on ranches means more beef at the meat counter. And less expensive feed and cheaper fuel are helping drive down [...]
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By Julie Tomascik The inevitable trip to the grocery store. It’s usually weekly for most. Sometimes more often. And it comes at a cost. One that’s been on the rise lately for Texas shoppers. And second quarter grocery prices in the Lone Star State once again showed an increase—97 cents for a basket of 16 [...]
By Julie Tomascik Up, up and up. We’ve seen food prices rise over the last couple of years. But not for the beginning of 2015. Texas Farm Bureau’s Grocery Price Watch survey found food prices for the first quarter of 2015 register a slight decline of nearly three percent, ringing in at $49.04 for a basket [...]
By Julie Vrazel Budget, budget, budget. It’s an all-too familiar word in my house with a wedding less than two months away and winter feed bills for the cows just around the corner. But a large part of my usual monthly expenses isn’t directly related to our wedding or cattle. It’s my weekly trips to [...]
By Julie Vrazel I keep a close eye on food prices—mostly for my budget, but also for Texas Farm Bureau’s Grocery Price Watch survey. And I know you closely watch your family’s grocery budget, too. Based on the survey’s second quarter results, Texans paid $47.57—on average—for a basket of 16 staple food items. This price is [...]
By Julie Vrazel I don’t always enjoying making the weekly—sometimes more often—trip to the grocery store. A game plan is usually necessary. And once you’re at the store, you have to be aware of the other shoppers, hope the check-out line isn’t too long and pray the total bill is affordable. In a time when [...]
By Amanda Hill For months now, we at Texas Farm Bureau have been anticipating a rise in food prices as the epic drought of 2011—which lasted, in some areas, through 2012 and into 2013—caused crops to wither and cattle herds to shrink. Texans’ food costs actually declined for a few quarters, but it seems the [...]
By Amanda Hill Good news, Texans! On average, food prices are holding steady at the grocery store, according to Texas Farm Bureau's Grocery Price Watch survey. Based on the survey's third-quarter results, Texans paid $44.91—on average—for a basket of 16 staple food items. Check out the full Grocery Price Watch survey results below, or read [...]
By Amanda Hill This July 4th we have much to celebrate in Texas—our freedom, our families and, though not as important as the first two, lower grocery prices. Each quarter, Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) surveys food prices on 16 common items in its Grocery Price Watch survey. For the second quarter of 2012, food prices fell [...]
By Amanda Hill Good news, Texans. The latest Grocery Price Watch survey by Texas Farm Bureau reports that we paid less for groceries in the first quarter of 2012. The price of a basket of 16 food staples (including fresh produce, milk, bread, meat and more) dropped by 64 cents—from $45.62 in November 2011 to [...]