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Western Drought Drives Up Food Prices

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February 27, 2014
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The ongoing drought in California and other western states is starting to bump prices up at the grocery store. As AP's Haven Daley reports, beef may be the first food item to see an increase. (Feb. 27) Video provided by AP


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