Paying a farmer in advance to get a share of the crops is a great way to get the freshest produce, but there are risks.
Food Costs 5 Percent More Than Last Year
The Arizona Farm Bureau says sirloin tip cost $4.85 per pound two years ago and $5.94 last year. Now, they say the average is $6.49 per pound.
Spokeswoman Julie Murphree blames high demand and higher prices for feed. She says eggs might be an option for protein, but they’re up 37 cents per dozen from last year, thanks largely to high demand.
“In 2012 there was a bird virus that a lot of the flocks in
Murphree says the Farm Bureau’s survey also shows high milk prices, but she expects they will decline later this year since consumption of milk usually drops in the summer.