"Weather A Factor in Looming Global Bacon Shortage"
"Global weather conditions are taking their toll on the artery-clogging guilty pleasure known as bacon. 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.
Here in the U.S., historic drought conditions have created challenging circumstances for hog formers. Dry conditions in the Heartland decimated the corn and soybean crop, a key source of food for pigs.
In its August outlook, the USDA projected decreasing pork production moving forward."
Source: Capital Weather Gang, 09/26/2012