Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Price of Food Predicted to Go Up

By Fadi Didi

University of Guelph predicts groceries and restaurant meals will cost a family about $8,631 next year.

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Be prepared to pay more for food.

A report from the University of Guelph predicts it will cost an extra $345 for food in 2016 for the average Canadian household.

In total, the school's Food Institute says groceries and restaurant meals will cost a family about $8,631 next year.

The report forecasts food inflation will rise between two and four per cent in 2016 -- compared with 4.1 per cent this year.

The average family food cost this year jumped about $325.

The reason for the increase varies from climate change to the high value of the American dollar -- which increases the price of imports from the U-S


Grey County's annual Seed and Feed show is scheduled for next Friday.

It begins at 10:15 AM at the Chatsworth Community Centre.

The annual meeting and trade show will also be held.

The deadline to register is Monday.

The cost is only 20 dollars.

The day includes sessions with guest speakers who will talk about market planning for 2016, as well as corn and neonics.

You can also get an update on funding options under the Growing Forward 2 program.

For more information, call 986-3756



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