USDA EXPECTS RETAIL PRICES AND SUPPLIES TO DECLINE

WASHINGTON -- Retail prices and supplies of beef are both expected to decline in the near future, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture here.rt demand. Supply may average about 67 pounds this year and in 1997, the report stated.Meanwhile, the retail price for Choice beef was about five cents lower in the first quarter of this year as compared with 1995, and USDA says

WASHINGTON -- Retail prices and supplies of beef are both expected to decline in the near future, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture here.

rt demand. Supply may average about 67 pounds this year and in 1997, the report stated.

Meanwhile, the retail price for Choice beef was about five cents lower in the first quarter of this year as compared with 1995, and USDA says it will show a further decrease in the second quarter as consumers take ad

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