Thursday, September 27, 2012

double swine

Brace yourself, bacon prices are ballooning.

It’s a combination of factors.

Americans consumed about 45 pounds of pork per capita in 2011, but drought has driven the cost of feed and pork prices will soon reflect that.

The US Department of Agriculture forecasts another rise of 3 percent, after an 8.5 percent rise in 2010 and a 1.0 to 2.0 percent rise this year.

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