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 final verdict on this year’s U.S. corn crop is down to the wire, and prospects are not good. A hot, dry June was a nightmare for the crop. Corn is now in its critical pollination stage, and with soil moisture conditions already at drought levels in most growing areas, continued lack of rain in July ...

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