Meat cutter, Jim Reichard, sharpens his knife Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 at Oakes Farm Market in Naples, Fla. With the recent drought sweeping the nation, grocery stores are forced to adjust prices higher than normal. So far, according to Murphy, beef is up 30%, pork up 18% and chicken up 10% "and climbing" since last August. Feeding livestock is the main issue, corn is up 23% globally. "It's the highest we've ever seen," Murphy said. "Veal? We're not even bringing in until prices settle."