Food prices across Kentucky continue to rise, increasing 1. 7 percent in the last quarter of 2014.
According the Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey, the cost of 40 basic grocery items averaged $129.14 in the last quarter. It's the seventh consecutive quarter of rising prices and represents an all-time high.
Since 2007, Kentucky's food prices have risen by an average of 3.2 percent a year.
Of the six food groups recorded in the most recent survey— beef, pork, poultry, dairy, grains, and fruits and vegetables — poultry jumped 11.2 percent and dairy rose 7.1 percent over the previous quarter.