Food prices declined to the lowest since January. Megan Durisin Albery reports. Global food prices fell for a sixth month, potentially offering relief to consumers battered by across-the-board inflation. Agricultural demand is easing on mounting worries about an economic downturn that risks curbing dairy sales and biofuel use. Plus, crop exports from Ukraine have picked up, buffering world grain supplies that had been threatened by Russia’s invasion. A United Nations gauge of food prices declined 1.1% in September to the lowest since January. Costs for vegetable oils, sugar, meat and dairy products retreated, keeping the index in the longest slump since 2015, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday. Still, grain prices were the one key category to gain last month as bad weather battered US and European crops. The FAO on Friday lowered its grains-output outlook for this season, though that was offset by weaker demand […]