Beef: It's What's Expensive

Doe's Eat Place, Greenville, Mississippi opened in 1903 as a grocery store run by the Signa family in the backstreets of Greenville. In 1941 Dominic "Doe" Signa turned the store into a restaurant which eventually gained a national reputation for steaks and tamales. This is the original Doe's Eat Place but the family has franchised other locations in southern United States.

In a News 10 Consumer Alert, firing up the grill is going to get costly this summer.
Everything from burgers and steaks to fruit salad and grilled veggies are going up in price and will likely stay that way for awhile.
Beef prices have already hit an all-time high this year-- up more than two percent since February.
A variety of factors are to blame-- including the drought out west and cattle herds being at their lowest in more than six decades.
Fruits and veggies have also been impacted by the drought-- going up nearly one percent in price in just the last month.
Experts say prices could stay high for a couple years as cattle producers start to rebuild their herds and drought-affected areas get enough rain to replenish pastures.
To save money, ask the butcher about less expensive cuts and look for produce that is grown locally. When you see meat on sale-- stock up and freeze some for later use. Grocery-saving apps and coupons will also help.

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