America’s favorite Fourth of July cookout foods include hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, baked beans, potato salad, and milk, which will all cost a little more this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. However, the cost to feed a group of ten people comes in at $56.06, which is less than $6 per person.

Although the cost is up slightly at less than one percent, the Farm Bureau notes that prices at the meat case are looking better for consumers. Beef prices are lower thanks to rising cattle inventory and production numbers from lows of a couple of years ago. They also say pork production continues to grow and is at its highest level in 25 years. Watermelon is another favorite on the Fourth and prices will be slightly higher. Shipments of watermelons are down 8 percent from a year ago.

If you are like me, always looking for something new to try on the grill, here's a link to help you out.  Grilling Ideas

Have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend.  Hope your belly is full and your enjoy the celebrations and the independence of living in America.

Source:  NAFB News