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. Friday’s USDA dairy report showed U.S. milk output maintaining a strong pace, up 3.2 percent in April compared to a year ago. But that’s still a decline from the 5.1-percent average growth for the first quarter of 2012. The USDA projects milk output growth slowing to 2.6 percent (above a year ago) in ...

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