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Drought still affecting majority of U.S. crops

In this weekly Commodities Watch column, John T. Barone, president and commodities analyst for Market Vision Inc., offers a snapshot of the state of commodities for restaurants.

The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report, released Thursday, shows that more than 62 percent of the contiguous U.S. remains in some form of drought.

The USDA says extreme drought is affecting all six major wheat-growing states, and its final crop condition report on Nov. 26 rated only

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