Beef prices are on the rise locally because of weather conditions in the western part of the United States.
Add to that the cost of fertilizer and grain, and shoppers are paying nearly $4 a pound for hamburger.
Mike Suzadail, meat manager at Jim Thorpe Market, said,"There's no relief in sight. When the prices first started going up, the suppliers told us it would be for a few months, then eight months, then a year. We finally saw a drop about a week ago, but then I got a message that it will keep rising."
Suzadail has worked in the industry for 40 years.