Restaurant operators should expect high commodity prices in 2013, particularly for beef and pork, as a result of the U.S. drought that devastated corn crops, according to speakers at a webinar from Nation’s Restaurant News and sister publications Supermarket News and Corn & Soybean Digest. Although chicken prices might recover in 2013, since it takes only 6-7 weeks to raise the birds from chick to market-weight broilers, production of hogs, which take six months to reach market ...

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