STEPHENS CITY, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2012) - American farmers are currently facing extensive droughts that are impacting a wide variety of crops. According to a recent NPR report, it is too early for consumers to experience drought-induced price hikes, however the USDA has made estimates as to how dramatic these increases may be. NPR states, "Although beef and poultry prices are expected to rise as much as 4.5 percent this year, the USDA left its earlier forecast for overall food inflation about where it was -- at 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent for this year." Noting continuous price hikes throughout recent years, Capital Meats explains how buying meat products in bulk can help the budget-conscious consumer save money while prices rise.
Capital Meats is known for providing high-quality cuts of meat to consumers across America; not only have customers remarked how convenient the company's delivery and packaging process is, but they have also enjoyed lower prices as a result of purchasing from the company. "As we have seen over the last couple of years, food prices continue to rise," says Capital Meats Representative Keith Byrd. "We have kept our prices relatively the same over the past three years because we are a wholesale company and we buy in bulk. We can then pass those savings along to our customers."
According to the article, meat costs are still closely observed in response to the droughts. USDA economist Richard Volpe states, "Until we get that first heavy rain, we're not going to know for sure just where prices will end up in 2012. But it's clear the general direction is up -- especially for meat. And 2013 will see even more food price inflation as the drought impact works its way through the pricing pipeline."
Capital Meats explains that regardless of market conditions, consumers will generally save more if they avoid meat purchases made at highly-impacted retailers. According to the company, the best way to save money is to prepare. "The best way to escape rising retail pricing at grocery stores -- order in bulk," comments Byrd. "When buying from Capital Meats, you can fill an entire freezer with high quality steak, chicken, seafood and pork, and the meats are guaranteed for 12 months against freezer burn. This allows you to stock up and not worry about rising costs."
Capital Meats has provided quality meat products at unmatched prices for American families since 1997. Founded in Winchester, Virginia, the products sold by this family-owned company rival the taste and quality of similar products at five-star restaurants. Every ounce of beef, poultry, and pork that Capital Meats sells comes from an American source. In order to provide the highest quality seafood products regardless of the season, the firm's seafood is sometimes sourced from international locations. All products are prepared carefully to protect freshness and nutrition. Meats are flash-frozen and packaged individually for shipment to your home. This ensures that all products meet the most exacting taste standards.