Missouri Shoppers Above-Average Savers
Many Missourians head to the store with a long list of groceries.
Now a new survey says shoppers in the state are paying less at the register. The American Farm Bureau's Market-Basket report says during the last three months, national food prices are down $0.82 on 16 popular grocery items, compared with the first three months of the year.
Missourian's are saving even more than the national average, with prices here, $3.13 less this quarter on those 16 items.
While consumers enjoy smaller totals, the bureau says farmers are feeling the pinch.
Diane Olson from the Missouri Farm Bureau said, "Farmers are spending more on fuel costs to get their product to the processor. So they're seeing less for their efforts."
The items priced include eggs, milk, meat, and bread, among other items.