Alabama Low Food Prices

Alabamians may be paying more at the gas pumps, but according to the state farmer's federation food prices are down this month.

The federation's monthly basket survey of 20 selected food items showed consumers are paying 5.4 percent less at grocery stores in April.

That translates to an average cost of $43.54, down $2.49 from March.

The federation said the lower prices are bolstered by increasing supplies of meat and poultry products.

Shoppers are also paying lower prices for produce led by declines in tomato, lettuce and sweet potatoes prices.