Pork supply increases in March

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 USDA said hog and pig inventories on March 1 were 1.5 percent above a year ago, and that the market hog inventory was 1.6 percent larger.

Most of the increase is in the heavier weight classes, which will be slaughtered this spring. That should prompt the USDA to raise its pork pr

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