WHOLESALE FINISHED FOODS PRICES RISE 0.4%

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Wholesale prices for finished consumer foods increased 0.4% in August, following a 0.9% decline in July, the Labor Department reported Friday.Compared with 1998, prices increased by 2.3%. Wholesale food prices have continued to increase on a year-over-year basis since December 1998.Pork prices buoyed the month's figures, increasing 7.1%, after falling 3.8% in July. Prices for beef

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Wholesale prices for finished consumer foods increased 0.4% in August, following a 0.9% decline in July, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Compared with 1998, prices increased by 2.3%. Wholesale food prices have continued to increase on a year-over-year basis since December 1998.

Pork prices buoyed the month's figures, increasing 7.1%, after falling 3.8% in July. Prices for beef and veal and fresh and dry vegetables fell less than they did a month ago,

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