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Pork industry says not to worry about a bacon shortage

 

February 2, 2017



DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An insatiable demand for bacon depleted frozen pork belly supplies in the U.S. to a record low level for December, but the pork industry is confident it can keep up with demand and avoid any serious shortages.

Bottom line: A pound of bacon may cost a little more as winter wears on, but prices should stabilize by summer.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported last week that pork bellies in cold storage fell to 17.7 million pounds last month, the lowest December inventory since records began in 1957. In comparison, more than 52.3 million pounds of pork bellies ...



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