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Association says worldwide bacon shortage inevitable

Posted at 7:45 AM, Sep 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-26 00:22:19-04

Enjoy all the bacon you can now because you may have to pay more for it next year. 

 Britain's National Pig Association says a worldwide bacon shortage is "unavoidable." 

The summer's drought left farmers with less corn and soybean feed to give their herds. 

The number of slaughtered pigs could drop by ten-percent, doubling the price of pork next year. 

Bacon lovers in the United States don't have to panic just yet.  America's pork supply actually reached a record last month. 

Although, U.S. hog farmers have been reducing their herds due to high feed costs, but the situation isn't as bad as it is in the United Kingdom.