- Wisconsin food prices remained relatively stable, despite recent energy spikes and last summer's drought.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau says the average cost for 16 food items rose about 1 percent since late 2012.
The bureau's market basket even rang up $1.63 less for the same items in a national survey.
A Bureau spokesman says several factors may impact prices this year. One of them is a sustained increase in global energy prices. A late freeze in the spring growing season like Wisconsin had last year, would cause disruptions in fruit and vegetable production.
Story By: Associated Press