A recent survey by the Kentucky Farm Bureau confirmed what most already knew—grocery prices are going up.
The Marketbasket Survey conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in September indicated the average retail prices in stores across the state increased during the third quarter of the year.
The total cost of 40 basic grocery items was just under 116 dollars—up 2.6 percent from the same list of items from the previous quarter.
It was the first time the average cost of retail food had gone up in Kentucky since the second quarter of last year and the cost is still one percent lower than it was a year ago.
Among the items seeing the sharpest increase in price were vanilla ice cream, American cheese, T-bone steak, eggs and sirloin tip roast. Items seeing a decline in price included cut-up chicken fryers, smoked ham, pork chops, lettuce and vegetable oil.