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Price of beef, other meats continues to climb

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Beefing up could mean meat eaters will have to open up their wallets a little wider this summer, as the price of beef and other meats continues to climb.

“Beef prices have been high this year at all levels,” said William Hahn, an economist with the animal products branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. “April had the highest five-area 35-65 percent Choice Direct steer we have ever seen.”

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