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Oat prices a concern for food sellers

  • Oat futures continue to rise as Canada's railroad system has ongoing issues keeping up with the demand for grain shipments.
  • The March contract is at its highest level since July of 2008.
  • Companies that make cereal, energy bars, and certain snack products could see escalated input costs in Q1 and Q2.
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  • 50 cent it is
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    Food companies raise prices when ingredient costs go up and leave them there when they come back down
    This cost increase is actually a good thing
    6 Feb 2014, 05:48 PM Reply Like
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