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U.S. meat, seafood prices rising on drought and disease, according to the USDA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.

Prices for shelf-stable and processed items made by companies such as General Mills and Kraft Foods Group are relatively flat.

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