In this weekly Commodities Watch column, John T. Barone, president and commodities analyst for Market Vision Inc., offers a snapshot of the state of commodities for restaurants. Just two weeks ago the USDA reported U.S. corn inventories at 5.4 billion bushels, well above expectations of roughly 5.0 billion bushels. That surprise sent corn futures tumbling from $7.35 pre-report to $6.29 on April 5. However, in last week’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) ...

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