Panic? Bacon Shortage Coming

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Sep 25, 2012 12:04 PM

If you love bacon, you have a problem. A bacon shortage is predicted for 2013 so you better start your own pig farms now.

The projected decline isn't news to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In its monthly outlook report (PDF) from August, the department linked a reduction next year in the United States to this year's drought in the Midwest. The government expects corn and soybean meal prices to go up and hog producers to cut production in an attempt to control losses in their operating costs.