The Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Marketbasket survey that tracks the average price of 16 food items used to prepare one or more meals rang in at $51.57. The survey total increased less than 3 percent from the same survey conducted this past spring. The survey revealed price increases for nine of the 16 items, with bacon and ground chuck seeing the largest jump from this past spring. Bacon continues to be a popular food item across the United States and rose $0.56 since spring with a one-pound package averaging $5.02. Ground chuck saw a $0.48 increase since the same survey in the spring. Two items saw no change in price – shredded mild cheddar and sirloin tip roast. Survey shoppers reported price decreases for five of the 16 items, with eggs and milk seeing the greatest declines. This past spring, a gallon of whole milk averaged $2.96. This fall, shoppers reported an average cost of $2.63 per gallon, an 11 percent decrease.