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That Double-Double you've been craving from In-N-Out Burger just got pricier and more price hikes are on the way, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The USDA projects that the price of beef and veal will rise 5.5 to 6.5 percent this year and that poultry prices will increase 3 to 4 percent. Dairy products will likewise see a 3 to 4 percent jump, with egg prices rising 5 to 6 percent. Fresh fruit and vegetable prices are expected to increase 3 to 4 percent, the agency said.

About half of the nation's fruits and vegetables are grown in California, but the rising cost of water has left about 500,000 acres sitting idle.

Rising beef and dairy costs have already prompted In-N-Out Burger and Chipotle Mexican Grill to hike their prices.

File:Cars line up for the drive-through during lunch hour at the new In-N-Out along San Ramon Valley Road in San Ramon.
File: Cars line up for the drive-through during lunch hour at the new In-N-Out along San Ramon Valley Road in San Ramon.

"We make every effort to keep our menu prices as low as possible," Carl Van Fleet, In-N-Out's executive vice president of development. "Unfortunately, we have seen some pretty significant cost increases over the last year and we had to take a small price increase in order to maintain our quality standards."

In-N-Out raised the cost of its hamburgers and cheeseburgers by a dime and their famous Double-Double jumped 15 cents to $3.45. French fries were unchanged but soft drinks went up a nickel.

Read more: http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20140707/california-drought-in-n-out-chipotle-raising-prices-due-to-rising-food-costs