Frank Murphy hands over wrapped chicken to Sheila Anderson on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Oakes Farm Market in East Naples. 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 percent, pork up 18 percent and chicken up 10 percent "and climbing" since August. Feeding livestock is the main issue; corn is up 23 percent globally. "It's the highest we've ever seen," Murphy said. "Veal? We're not even bringing in until prices settle."

Photo by COREY PERRINE, Naples Daily News

Frank Murphy hands over wrapped chicken to Sheila Anderson on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Oakes Farm Market in East Naples. 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 percent, pork up 18 percent and chicken up 10 percent "and climbing" since August. Feeding livestock is the main issue; corn is up 23 percent globally. "It's the highest we've ever seen," Murphy said. "Veal? We're not even bringing in until prices settle."

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