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Packing a picnic for 4th of July? $6 per head

FILE - In this Wednesday July 4 2012 file phoChris Andreski grills hamburgers hot dogs ArlingtVa. while waiting for start

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 4, 2012 file photo, Chris Andreski grills hamburgers and hot dogs in Arlington, Va. while waiting for the start of the Independence Day fireworks celebration over the National Mall in Washington. The American Farm Bureau Federation launched an informal price survey to tally up the cost of hot dogs, burgers and other Independence Day fare for 2013. The group says the average cost of a summertime picnic including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad and lemonade comes to $57.20 for 10 people, or $5.72 per person. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Updated: July 4, 2013 7:19AM



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Packing a picnic for the Fourth of July has a new price tag: less than $6 per person.

The American Farm Bureau Federation this year launched an informal price survey to tally the cost of hot dogs, burgers and other Independence Day fare.

The group says the average cost of a summertime picnic including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad and lemonade comes to $57.20 for 10 people, or $5.72 per person.

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s picnic menu also includes baked beans, watermelon, corn chips, chocolate milk, ketchup and mustard.

The trade group produces an annual informal price survey for Thanksgiving fare. Last year, the group said a turkey dinner with all the trimmings would cost about $49.48 for 10, or slightly less than $5 per person.



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