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January 1982

Large supplies of meats, grains cut recent food price increases

William D. Thomas, John Wetmore, Andrew Clem

Food prices helped to hold down the overall rate of inflation during the first half of 1981, although a resurgence took place in the third quarter; weather conditions and long-term production decisions are major factors in agricultural markets.

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