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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – If you're like us and spent part of today grilling and cooking out, you probably noticed how expensive the food is this year.

Drought is boosting the price of milk, fruits, and vegetables. Bacon is at a 30-year high, and citrus growers in Florida have been trying to recover ever since bacteria hit their crops this year. Analysts blame the higher prices, in part, on the weather.

"Mother nature is in the game of supply and demand."

Commodities trader, Bill Tillis, say shoppers can save about 15 percent if they use circulars.

Another tip in times like these: buy store brands instead of name brands.

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