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If you’re hosting a Fourth of July picnic, it should cost less than $6 a person to feed whomever you invite.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation says the average price of a standard Independence Day meal in 28 cities is $5.59 per tummy. The menu would include hot dogs, cheese burgers and spare ribs – plus potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, chocolate milk and lemonade.
Wisconsin’s price is about 13 cents less than the average in 21 other states.