WASHINGTON — While consumers started to see the effects of the drought on retail food costs in the last quarter of 2012, pork prices dropped and are expected to stay low through most of 2013. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service found consumer pork prices fell over 3% from October to December 2012. In addition, the National Pork Board said pork prices in the fourth quarter were down 2.4% compared to the same period the previous year, according to ...

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