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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...

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Food prices will stay in check

...expected to mean significantly higher food prices this year, economists say. The...American economy is holding down food prices, University of Georgia agriculture economist Bill Thomas said. Food prices overall are expected to increase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/26/met_308833.shtml
Metro
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
Higher food prices about to get worse

...and it's about to get worse.Food prices at the wholesale level rose last...The big questions are how long food prices will keep rising and how high they'll...of grocery chain Supervalu Inc.Food prices rose 3.9 percent last month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-17/higher-food-prices-about-g
Business
Global food prices reach record highs

...countries like Haiti and U.S. food prices jumped.U.S. consumers are...effects have been dire. Higher food prices have pushed an estimated 44 million...problem. Oil prices can drive up food prices by raising the cost of transportation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-03/global-food-prices-reach-r
Business
Analysts say Augusta food prices aren't high

...Lowest-priced groceries According to ACCRA's third quarter 2004 study, the Augusta-Aiken area had the 77th-highest food prices out of 324 cities nationwide. Here are the top five and bottom five. Highest: 1. Honolulu 2. San Jose, Calif...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/27/bus_445187.shtml
Business
Inflation eases as food prices climb

...increase was driven by widespread increases in a number of areas from bread, butter and margarine to milk and coffee. Food prices have been climbing rapidly over the past year, reflecting higher world demand and the impact of increasing energy prices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/15/bus_228613.shtml
Business
'We're burning food'

Higher food prices, soaring fuel costs and food riots...ethanol to power cars, critics say world food prices have risen as a result. There have...energy as it produces while driving food prices higher and leaving only corn producers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/04/edi_197543.shtml
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