You've seen the stories of devastation in the news: key farm states in the U.S. are facing excessive heat and dryness-- leading to the worst drought in 25 years.
So how will the drought impact your grocery bill? Jeanette Pavini, Coupons.com Consumer Savings Expert, is sharing her tips on how consumers can battle rising food costs.
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GalTime: A new report out by U.S. Department of Agriculture has shown that food prices are rising-- how will this impact us at the supermarket?
Jeanette Pavini: Commodity food prices are expected to rise by 3-4 percent in the next year, and there is an expectation that these increases will have a ripple effect on prices of packaged goods, which could result in even higher percentage increases for consumers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture report noted the following expected price increases: