Drought causes increase in price of bacon

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 27 at 3:45 PM

A looming shortage of pork has bacon fans sizzling.

Drought this summer hurt corn crops, causing higher prices for the feed that hog farmers depend on. This translates into a higher price for consumers purchasing bacon.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture forcasts a 2.5 to 3.5 percent increase in pork prices over the next year.

Countries in the European Union will also face higher prices.

Britain's National Pig association recently outlined the issue in a press release, encouraging consumers to support British hog farmers.

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