Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference and Restaurant Price Inflation

Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference and Restaurant Price Inflation

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Make your plans to attend the 45th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference. reports, the show will be January 19-20 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center.

Sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission, it’s free and open to all farmers and industry representatives.

You’ll have the opportunity to visit with more than 100 agribusinesses and organizations in the peanut and ag industry.


**Restaurant menu price inflation hit a 39-year high last month as high costs for food and labor continue.

Restaurant Business, a commercial foodservice industry publication, reports limited-service restaurant prices rose 7.9%, while full-service increased 6%.

Several factors contribute to the inflation, but a dramatic spike in wages is the top issue, up 14% this year, nearly three times the overall rate of inflation, according to Restaurant Business company Technomic.

**Adding cooked black beans to a high-fat diet improved sensitivity to insulin and other measures often related to diabetes, according to a study by USDA’s Ag Research Service.

As little as a half cup single serving a day of black beans lowered insulin resistance 87%.

A USDA researcher says, “This research suggests that eating

even a small amount of black beans can have multiple health benefits.”

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