The rising cost of beef!

A plate of steaks graced many a dinner table in the 50’s!
Buying a good steak, these days, can be problematic for many Americans! What used to be almost a  dinner tradition is now a increasingly expensive and sometimes had treat! The problem being that beef prices, over the years, have continued to climb from what many considered reasonable to not so reasonable. This at a time when more of us are unemployed, working fewer hours or trying to make a food budget stretch with a shrinking dollar!
This small 8 ounce fillet cost $4.50 in 2014!
I can remember, back in the 1950’s, that a good porterhouse steak cost just about $.95 a pound.So, a good steak meal might set you back about $3. And that was considered an expensive meal back then!
Today, feeding a family of four steak could easily cost a provider over $30! 
Not that this applies to working folks. If you happen to be on welfare, then you can probably afford lobster!

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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