By JEANNIE NUSS, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — 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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