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Rising gas prices push inflation up modestly in June

...a 10.4 percent increase in May. An outbreak of avian flu drove egg prices up 18.3 percent in June, but overall food prices rose just 0.3 percent. Excluding volatile food and energy prices, so-called core inflation rose 0.2 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-17/rising-gas-prices-push-inf
No labels necessary

...politics there to a minimum.A study last year by Cornell University said state-by-state GMO labeling would raise food prices for consumers by $500 a year because producers would have to make multiple products to keep in line with different...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-07/no-labels-necessary
Restaurateurs in metro Augusta find challenges in market

...Restaurant Association's 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast, which was released Tuesday.In 2014, average wholesale food prices rose for the fifth consecutive year by 5 percent. Prices have increased by about 25 percent during the past five years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-30/restaurateu
Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

...cents of every dollar spent at the supermarket goes toward food transportation costs, Kuhns said. Mostly, retail food prices are driven by other factors, such as supply and demand. That's evident in beef prices, which soared when ranchers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-25/fueled-oil-agriculture-sec
Residents use fuel rewards, club memberships for huge gas savings

...said the decrease caused wholesale food prices, particularly pork and fresh fruit...We can't speculate on future food prices," said Glynn Jenkins, public...conditions, will always affect food prices."When they're not meeting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-20/residents-use-fuel-rewards-a
Augusta's federal workforce gets 1 percent pay raise in new year

...percent. The annual adjustments to non-taxable cash payments for food will increase 2.9 percent, a change based on food prices measured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Fort Gordon Public Affairs Officer J.C. Mathews said a "vast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-01/augustas-federal-workfor
Cool summer raises expectations of record corn, soybean harvest; seed, GPS technology factors

...and soybean prices significantly lower, but it isn't expected to make much of a short-time difference in consumer food prices. However, since the grains are staples in livestock feed, lower prices could eventually lead to a decline in the cost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-08/cool-summer-raises-expecta
SC food stamp cuts coming

...come as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program. Benefits fluctuate based on factors including food prices, inflation and income. The rolls have grown as the economy struggled in recent years. The 2009 economic stimulus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-11-01/sc-food-stamp-cuts-coming
Why back Obama still?

...were in 2008. Energy prices are on the rise ? 13 cents per kilowatt-hour, higher now than at any previous time. Food prices are on the rise. Inflation on everything else is on the rise.Taxes ? for those who actually pay them ? have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-05-06/why-back-obama-still
Drought now grips more than half of the United States; dry spell is the widest since 1956

...drought will get worse before it gets better have been pushing up grain prices, which are likely to translate into higher food prices for consumers, particularly for meat and poultry.Climatologists have labeled this year's dry spell a "flash drought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-07-16/drought-now-grips-more-half-united-