Prices of beef, pork, corn continue to rise

Restaurants seeking relief from rising food commodity prices won't find it in 2013. Experts predict the cost of pork, beef and other products that use corn for feed will stay high due to this year's drought and use of ethanol, a corn-based component in gasoline. Chicken breast prices are set to grow by more than 7%, but chicken will still be more reasonably priced than its red-meat counterparts, making it likely restaurants will find more ways to use the meat on their menus.

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