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Ham Prices High Heading into Easter

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OMAHA  (AP) – A traditional Easter dinner with ham as the main dish could stretch budgets as prices remain high heading into the holiday.

Ham prices have been higher than usual for the past two years because the cost of pig feed has gone up.

On the wholesale level, ham is selling for about 75 cents a pound this spring, which is in line with last year. But that price is well above the average 55 cents per pound price in the previous five years.

Recent retail prices in grocery stores were around $2.20 per pound.

Omaha shopper Paula Vejvoda says she bought her Easter ham when they were on sale around Christmas and froze it to save money.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved)

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