2004 INFLATION: Mad Cow scare throws off forecast

Thienpont, Chuck
February 2004
FoodService Director;2/15/2004, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p44
Trade Publication
Reports on the decision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase its food-at-home price forecast for the year 2004 due to the discovery of a bovine spongiform encephalopathy-infected cow in Washington state. Breakdown of the shares in the Consumer Price Index; Expectations on the beef market inflation rate for the second and third quarters of 2004; Estimate on the acreage increase on fresh market vegetables.


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