Texas food prices dip in time for summer

Today’s news from the Associated Press was selected by Media Writing student Jayce Wallace.

Special to the Times, writer —

WACO — Texas shoppers can save on summer grilling essentials — including a hamburger, chicken breast or pork chop — according to the latest Texas Farm Bureau Grocery Price Watch survey. The total cost of the 16-item grocery basket was $44.55, down from $46.40 last quarter.

“One of Texans’ favorite summer pastimes is grilling,” said TFB President Kenneth Dierschke. “Good deals on meat make it easier to serve up a delicious, affordable meal for your family.”

Food prices have held steady compared to the second quarter of 2012, as well, with the sample grocery basket totaling 11 cents less this year.

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