- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A survey of food prices in Kentucky shows prices rose again in the last quarter of 2014.

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey reflected a 1.7 percent increase from the previous quarter in the price of 40 basic grocery items.

The Farm Bureau said in a news release it is the seventh consecutive quarter with an increase and a record high total basket cost at $129.14.

The survey has reported Kentucky’s retail food prices increasing by an average of 3.2 percent each year since 2007.

The survey said the poultry category showed the largest total gain of the six food groups included in the survey, with an average increase of 11.2 percent, or $1.08. Dairy increased 7.1 percent, or $1.75, on average.

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