It seems that news about a worldwide pork shortage was just the industry’s way of scaring the ever loving out of bacon buffs in time for Halloween (good one). As it turns out, the US supply will not be affected – meaning you don’t have to clear out your bomb shelter to convert it into a giant bacon bank.
“Pork supplies will decrease slightly as we go into 2013,” Farm Bureau economist John Anderson said. “But the idea that there’ll be widespread shortages, that we’ll run out of pork, that’s really overblown.”
The bad news? Prices are still expected to rise a bit.
Because of the shortage of the drought there isn’t as much feed being grown and harvested to feed food-producing animals. That fact could boost pork product prices up by as much as 10% by next year.
Now it’s time to embrace a pack of bacon and tenderly whisper “I’ll never take you for granted again”.