Icy cold expected to hike food bills
If you've braved January's cold and snow to stock up on groceries, take note: you may find that the widespread harsh weather will temporarily raise your food bill for fruits, vegetables and meat.Skip to next paragraph
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The snow across the country will provide helpful soil moisture and ensure against a drought. But in the short run expect higher prices for eggs and chicken, and for fruits and vegetables, because of the effect of freezing temperatures on vulnerable crops and livestock.