Drought causes increasing food prices

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - While our area is dealing with the extreme heat, many areas of the country are dealing with record droughts.

But if you think the drought isn't impacting you, think again.

The lack of rain will mean higher prices for us all at the market. The drought is dwindling many of our food crops, which means consumers can expect to pay 3 to 4 percent more for groceries next year.

We may feel the impact even sooner: by August, the cost of a gallon of milk at the supermarket could rise by 10 to 15 cents.

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