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Wed., Sept. 26, 2012, 11:55 a.m.

Bacon Shortage Predicted In 2013

Strips of cooked bacon are shown at a home in North Vancouver, British Columbia. A British farming organization is predicting a worldwide shortage of bacon and pork in 2013. The National Pig Association says global drought conditions are driving up the price of grain, a major staple in hog feed. It says pig farmers around the world are selling their herds because retail prices are not rising fast enough to cover the cost of record-high pig-feed costs. (The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Question: On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you really love bacon?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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