Grocery Store Meat Prices
In between the shopping cart waiting line, and the twenty minute checkout line, I managed to notice the ground beef prices.
The ground beef prices at a grocery store (Wichita Falls, TX) today were:
$6.99 per lb. for 94% lean.
$5.99 per lb. for 93% lean.
$5.39 per lb for 90% lean. (It may have been $5.29, I do not remember exactly on this one.
I did not price the 80% lean.
I looked the price history of ground beef up this evening and was surprised by the rapid increase in prices since 2011.
This link has a graph showing the increase: http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/APU0000703112
The chart will go back to 1984 if you change the output options.
Edited to get link working.