Mass shrimp deaths mean jumbo prices
August 16th, 2013
01:30 PM ET
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Shrimp prices are skyrocketing to all-time highs, amid a disease that's plaguing the three largest prawn producers: Thailand, China and Vietnam. White shrimp prices are nearing $6 a pound, up 56% from a year ago, according to an Urner Barry index.

Interestingly though, the Cadillac of crustaceans is cheaper than it's been in a long time. Lobster prices, while still a lot higher than shrimp, have fallen recently. But more about that later.
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Beef prices moo-ve on up
December 14th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
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Your hamburger could cost more in 2013.

Global beef prices are expected to rise to record highs in 2013, according to Rabobank, a Dutch financial firm with a focus on agriculture. Their analysts point to the "lethargic world economy," and a beef supply that has largely remained flat for six years straight.

In the United States alone, beef production is expected to decline significantly in 2013, whether or not droughts in the Midwest continue.

Even if more rain restores pastures next year, beef production could be down as much as 9%, said David Nelson, a Rabobank analyst. "This is because ranchers would then hold back young females (heifers) for breeding to expand, instead of sending them to the market," he said.

Read the full story on CNN Money: Beef prices may hit record high in 2013



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