(Colorado) -- It's like a staple in our American diet of cultural pastimes, the fourth of July backyard cookout. It might have variations like the campground cookout, or the park cookout, but they will all have one thing in common, they'll cost as much as 17 percent more.
Farm Bureau reports that increase will be for cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken even homemade potato salad. It's based on a survey and states that the average consumer will pay nearly 70 dollars for these favorite foods this year. That calculation is for a party of about ten friends and family. It's seven dollars per person.
Some of the blame for the increased costs of the cookout is going to inflation and supply chain issues and the war in Ukraine aren't helping.
According to an article by Farm Bureau and AFBF Chief Economist Roger Cryan farmers aren't exactly free of the pain of this and are not setting the price for these items. Cryan says high fertilizer costs and fuel costs are making it difficult for them as well.
To compile the data needed for this story, 176 volunteers shopped prices. If you'd like to read more, click here. https://www.fb.org/newsroom/cost-of-july-4th-cookout-17-higher-compared-to-year-ago
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