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Now Itís Getting Serious: 2017 Could See a Bacon Shortage
NBC News ^ | 01 February 2017 | Lucy Bayly

Posted on 02/03/2017 4:44:05 PM PST by Lorianne

Call it the first sign of the aporkalypse: The nation could be facing a bacon shortage, with stocks of the salty strips at their lowest since 1957 due to a surge in demand (bacon ice cream, anyone?).

Recent data from the USDA shows that 2016 inventory for frozen pork belly, which puts the B in your BLT, is down 35.6 million pounds from 2015 levels.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: bacon; baconshortage; foodsupply; pork; port
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1 posted on 02/03/2017 4:44:05 PM PST by Lorianne
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2 posted on 02/03/2017 4:46:37 PM PST by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)
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To: Lorianne

China bought out Smithfield a few years back. They are sucking up the pork, the chicken feet, and the poplar wood.


3 posted on 02/03/2017 4:47:21 PM PST by Clutch Martin (Hot sauce aside, every culture has its pancake, just as every culture has its noodle.)
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To: Lorianne

Never fear,there are huge numbers of hogs in the production pipeline.Relax and have another BLT.


4 posted on 02/03/2017 4:48:10 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: Lorianne; All

5 posted on 02/03/2017 4:48:31 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: heterosupremacist
HA!
6 posted on 02/03/2017 4:48:34 PM PST by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)
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To: Lorianne

More bacon. Free bacon for all.


7 posted on 02/03/2017 4:48:41 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: willing and eager allies of the hate-America left.)
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To: Lorianne

I recently read there are 6 million feral hogs in the USA. Hunting could be really profitable.


8 posted on 02/03/2017 4:49:48 PM PST by Boomer (You can't shame a fascist leftist (liberal) because they don't understand the concept of honor.)
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9 posted on 02/03/2017 4:51:21 PM PST by Brandonmark (Made America Great Again! 11.08.2016 - A DAY OF RENEWAL)
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To: Lorianne

Obama’s fault


10 posted on 02/03/2017 4:51:26 PM PST by Mister Baredog (AP Headline: Global Warming found on Mars, it's Trumps fault!)
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To: Lorianne

Fake News.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/business/bacon-shortage.html?_r=0


11 posted on 02/03/2017 4:51:51 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Lorianne

If the price goes any higher, it will be a shortage in this house!!!


12 posted on 02/03/2017 4:52:32 PM PST by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: Lorianne

I’m going to stock up.


13 posted on 02/03/2017 4:55:58 PM PST by tiki
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To: Lorianne

Yeah, that’s probably my fault. sorry.


14 posted on 02/03/2017 4:58:08 PM PST by RC one (The 2nd Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances)
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To: heterosupremacist

My local Asian market has pork belly at a good price. Is it any good? How do you cook it?


15 posted on 02/03/2017 4:58:13 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra (Don't touch that thing Don't let anybody touch that thing!I'm a Doctor and I won't touch that thing!)
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To: Lorianne

As of now, it’s cheaper than all get out. Here in southwest Washington, Safeway had bacon at $2.99 a pound in 3 pound packages. Bought 4 packs. I look for more fat than lean. Fat is TASTE. Yeah I know, it’s going to kill me, yada yada yada.


16 posted on 02/03/2017 5:01:04 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Lorianne

What we need is Government rationing of bacon.


17 posted on 02/03/2017 5:02:11 PM PST by wjcsux (MAGA, I'm not tired of winning or gloating!)
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To: Lorianne
Baconflip

18 posted on 02/03/2017 5:02:34 PM PST by SkyDancer (Ambition Without Talent Is Sad, Talent Without Ambition Is Worse)
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To: wjcsux

We need a Department of Bacon to do that.


19 posted on 02/03/2017 5:04:39 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: jjotto

Whew!
I’m glad of that.


20 posted on 02/03/2017 5:05:31 PM PST by Lorianne
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