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. The USDA reported quarterly hog inventories at 67.5 million head, up slightly from a year ago and 3 percent above the previous quarterly report. But farrowing intentions were less than expected and point to herd contraction for 2013. Producers say they will farrow 2.85 million sows for September to November ...
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