So, what's the story with the price of hamburger? $3.99 a pound at one store, $4.19 at another. And that was the cheapest. There were more expensive varieties. Is this all because of the propane shortage? Maybe a refinery shut down? Oh, wait, those are the excuses they use for gas prices. But seriously, the price of hamburger has risen 33 percent in less than a month. And yet, I can buy sirloin steak for the same price as in December.