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July 5, 2013MO |  By: Marsh

Missouri Food Prices

Missourian residents may be spending a little less on feeding the family this summer season.

According to a recent study by the American Farm Bureau, food priced lower in Missouri compared to the National Average. The informal survey to compare food prices nationwide included food found in the typical summer picnic. Director of Promotion and Education for the American Farm Bureau says there are several things that impact prices in the midwest, including availability of product and competition.

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A meal for ten people, complete with summer favorites like hot dogs and hamburgers with the works, spare ribs, classic sides and drinks, and watermelon for dessert, averaged $57.20 or 5 dollars and 72 cents per person. "Show Me" shoppers found the same items priced significantly lower at $47.17, or 4 dollars and 72 cents per person. This means a meal in the midwest state can average a dollar less than other states.