Butcher Freddie Quina cuts meat at Super Cao Nguyen in Oklahoma City. The record drought gripping half the country will help push food prices up by 3 percent to 4 percent next year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
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published Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
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MINNEAPOLIS — The drought gripping more than half the country is a major reason why consumers can expect to pay 3 percent to 4 percent more for groceries next year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.