The USDA’s Food Price Outlook has estimated 2022 food inflation rates will return back to normal, around 2.5%. Higher-than-usual inflation rates over the last two years — 3.4% in 2020 and 3% in 2021 — have caused considerable stress on consumers. These drastic rates were primarily due to pandemic induced supply chain disruptions, altered demands in the market and commodity price fluctuations for meat and fresh food. Now that the economy has started to recover and the supply chain is starting to catch up its anticipated that prices will flatten considerably. Read more highlights from the Food Price Outlook.