I live in NJ and know that it is expensive to live in this state ,so when I hear people on this site talking about the low prices they pay for such things as Brisket I just chalked it up as typical getting beat in NJ again . Well I found this http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lswbfrtl.pdf Thought you might find it interesting . It does justify the $4.49 per pound flat choice Brisket I bought at BJ's the other day .Hearing prices like 2.99 on this site and less made me feel that wow we really are getting ripped off here in Jersey . What I found on that Government site say's something else . Not saying that you can trust the Government , especially can;'t trust what's in the White House now , but it does give a good sampling of what is going on with beef prices . Anyhow thought someone here might find it interesting .