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July 4th cookout costs drop slightly this year

LANSING, Mich. — U.S. consumers are getting some good news as they fire up the grill for their Fourth of July cookouts.

A look at prices from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for Independence Day meal staples shows the average cost for a summer cookout for 10 people remains affordable at an average of $59.50, or less than $6 per person.