Investigate Midwest looks into USDA food pricing trends from 2020, and only one food bucked the upward trajectory.
In 2020, the price of food rose more than 3% over the price the year before. This includes both food eaten out and food cooked at home, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Consumers saw the price of meat spike in 2020 as well with beef and veal prices increasing 9.6%, poultry prices increasing 5.6% and pork prices increasing 6.3%
This graph shows the difference in consumer prices between 2020 and 2021 for food prepared at home.