CBS6 Consumer Index Aug. 8
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:18 PM EDT
The higher price of most groceries, at local supermarkets this month is not much of a surprise after taking a look at our monthly CBS6 consumer index.
The few items, that dropped in price:
- Butter – Down nearly .30
- carrots - Down by .60
- cheese - A big drop -- down by more than $1.50
Staying the same price this month:
- Orange juice
- White rice
- Ground beef
- White bread
CBS6 has reported for weeks now on how the nationwide drought is affecting food prices.
Ammerman says that is the case here – with the cost of corn, soybeans, hay, and possibly grains rising -- affecting a lot of these products.
He also says last spring's freeze in Florida, is still to blame for the higher orange juice prices.