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July 03, 2013   Email to Friend 

SIXTY FEEDS TEN ON THE FOURTH
Mary Johnson
(334) 235-1406
July 03, 2013

Barbecue ribs are a Fourth of July favorite and a great way to celebrate July Pork Month.
Char-grilled burgers and hot dogs are American staples of Independence Day celebrations, and providing a patriotic spread for Fourth of July picnics and cookouts is still affordable. Less than $60 is enough to fill the bellies of 10 guests, according to an informal survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

The AFBF survey found a summer picnic for 10 people including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, chips, watermelon, lemonade and chocolate milk costs $57.20, or $5.72 a person.

“For many of us, nothing says the Fourth of July more than firing up the grill to prepare a meal,” said John Anderson, AFBF deputy chief economist. “We’re fortunate here in America to have a consistent, high-quality supply of meats and poultry that can be grilled or prepared any number of different ways.”

Sixty volunteer shoppers from 22 states participated in the survey by collecting prices for summer picnic foods.

Check out the full report from the American Farm Bureau Federation.


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