Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:58 AM by NBC News
Updated: Jan 2, 2013 11:02 AM
(KARE) While the nation focuses on the macroeconomics of the looming fiscal cliff, dealnews.com has come out with its annual list of "12 things that will be more expensive in 2013."
While that may be a bit on the microeconomics side of things, some of the price increases could affect millions of Americans in a big way.
Two of the categories on the list will create a pinch for you when you head to the grocery store in 2013.
"This was a perfect storm, basically the last three years," Grocer Dick Rinehart of River Falls explained, when talking about several factors that have put food prices on the rise.
Gas prices and weather events have been troublesome in recent months.
"We had a drought. The corn crop was down and the wheat crop was down. Bread is made out of wheat and we feed our animals corn," Rinehart explained.
So the USDA expects meat, poultry and dairy to go up around 4 percent. That drain on grain will create a price increase on bakery and cereal in the 3 percent range next year.
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