Pork prices expected to rise


DECATUR -- The price of bacon is about to "pork out." Experts say a pork shortage is on the way -- and prices are set to rise.

"We'll see a shortage coming down here probably in the first quarter of next year," said ag expert Dave Brown.

Brown told WAND it's a chain reaction from the summer drought. Due to a bad crop, corn and soybean prices are high.

That means it's costing more for hog producers to feed animals, Brown said.

A five percent increase in pork prices is expected, and Brown predicts those to hit consumers by the spring.

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