Drought driving up beef prices


THE KANSAS CITY STAR: The 2012 drought is taking its toll on beef prices.

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THE KANSAS CITY STAR: The 2012 drought is taking its toll on beef prices.

The average price of a sirloin steak is up almost 20 percent from a year ago. An 8-ounce filet mignon costs $15 or more at some Kansas City area stores, for example, or you can get six shipped online to your door for $180.

Two pounds of extra-lean ground beef can set you back $12, a couple of dollars more than last spring.

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