Grocery prices continue to rise everywhere in Wisconsin

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The Department of Agriculture says you can expect food prices to continue skyrocketing.

Overall prices are already up 9 percent on average for the year, and the USDA says they'll go up four and a half to five percent more.

The Wisconsin Grocers Association President says there are three key factors inflating grocery prices: a shortage of workforce industry wide, lack of supply for increased consumer demand and high fuel prices.

"Grocers can only do so much," said Brandon Sholz, President of Wisconsin Grocers Association. "They will go as long as they can before they raise prices but then at some point, they can't lose money, otherwise you won't be able to go to the grocery store."

A recent CBS report found the cost of meat prices like pork and beef are up nationwide between 14-20%.

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