Food costs take bigger bite out of Americans’ wallets

“If you limit the global supply, you are going to add pressure for us to export more. And we are going to be competing with other countries for our own oils and wheat,” says the Washington Post’s Laura Reiley about the Ukraine-Russia war’s impact on the U.S. Photo by Shutterstock.

How long will food prices continue to surge? They’ve been going up due to pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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