Weather a factor in looming global bacon shortage


A world pork shortage is now “unavoidable” says Britain’s National Pig Association (NPA)

“The culprit is poor crop growing weather around the world, making pig feed too expensive for British farmers to afford,” the NPA wrote on its website.


September 18 drought conditions in the central U.S. (U.S. Drought Monitor)

In its August outlook, the USDA projected decreasing pork production moving forward:

High feed costs from lower U.S. corn and soybean production is expected to reduce U.S. pork production in 2013. Per capita consumption of pork products in 2013 are expected to decline by 1.23 percent.

More details on the Today Show blog.

Pig saves goat: Tangentially related to this, watch this video of a pig rescuing a drowning goat posted at weather.com ...

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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