Growing Pork Supply Likely Means Lower Bacon Prices

bacon pork pricesYou may have recently seen a story that the very high demand for bacon has driven pork belly supplies to record lows, prompting talk of a nationwide bacon shortage. But, the pork industry remains confident it can keep up with the increasing demand, and a USDA analyst debunks reports of an impending shortage. As a matter of fact, USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam expects record pork production this year, which he adds should lead to lower prices for pork products. And that includes bacon.

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