Cost of basic ingredients go up, prices have to go up, until nobody buys the item.
I disagree with why the prices are going up bizznessman, at least in CA, it has nothing to do with policy, there is just no water and no feed.
I suspect at least for the West Coast, the price of all meats are going to sky rocket in a month and everyone will have to adjust their budgets.
me: I don't drink anymore
Yelonutz: me either, but, then again, I don't drink any less