Jul 4, 2013 6:27 AM by Lacey Steele
Firing up the grill today for the fourth may cost you a little more this year.
The latest USDA price outlook shows the consumer price index for all food is 1.4% higher than last year, with the biggest price spikes for most animal-based food products.
Beef prices are about 1.7% higher than May 2012.
Ground beef is up 1.1%, and poultry prices are even higher, up 5.6% from last year.
Most analysts don't expect prices to drop any lower this summer.