While barbecuing on July 4 certainly isn't a given or a rule, let's face it -- it's a tradition many of us uphold. The American Farm Bureau Federation reports that ground beef prices are up 36% from a year ago. All told, those barbecuing on July 4 can expect to spend 17% more on food than they'd usually spend.
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