Bringing home the bacon will cost more through next year

Bringing home the bacon will cost more through next year

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Bacon! Lots of bacon!!!

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by KING 5 News

kgw.com

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM

You might be paying more for bacon at the grocery store soon.

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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