MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Shoppers saw their grocery bills dip slightly this month, according to the Alabama Farmers Federation's food price survey.
The cost of 20 basic market basket items declined one-tenth of one percent in June. The average market basket costs 48 dollars, 97 cents - that's about six cents less from a month ago.
The federation said consumers paid less for poultry, certain cuts of beef and tomatoes.
But those savings were offset by higher prices for dairy products, including a half-gallon of milk which climbed nine cents to two dollars 85 cents. Butter and ice cream also cost more this month.
Regionally - shoppers in south Alabama paid the most for a market basket at 52 dollars, 78 cents. Northwest counties were the lowest at 47 dollars and 5 cents.
The survey was conducted the week of June first to the eighth.
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