''Americans may want to freeze the leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner, as
retail food prices are expected to rise next year, sparked by the
country’s worst drought in more than half a century.
Next year, retail poultry prices are projected to increase as much as 4
percent, beef by 5 percent and dairy products by 4.5 percent because of
higher feed prices and as herds thinned by the drought tighten supplies,
the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.''