Faced with escalating costs for just about every food item that comes in the door, many operators are finding creative ways to slice their purchasing expenditures.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the prices of commercial vegetables, grains, milk, eggs, chicken and beef all have risen considerably in the past year, due in large part to the ripple effect caused by higher corn prices and unfavorable weather in some parts of the country. The All Farm Products Index, which ...

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