Price relief ahead for proteins, dairy, some produce

Price relief ahead for proteins, dairy, some produce

"[Cattle] herds contracted in 2013 and 2014 to the same size they were in 1951 because of droughts in Texas and Oklahoma but the pasture conditions are starting to improve, so things will start looking up soon.” —ANNEMARIE KUHNS, USDA

The price of products in most perimeter departments is expected to ease within the next year. The onslaught of the PEDv virus that sent pork product prices soaring is subsiding and cattle herds downsized due to drought are beginning to rebuild.

While inflation remains exaggerated for now, the meat markets are likely to stabilize in 2015, with poultry providing the most promising price reprieve. Analysts also see the glass as being half full for the dairy category while select vari

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