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Bacon prices may rise due to pig virus

  • Bacon lovers should be warned that pork prices may see an increase due to a fast-spreading virus among pigs. 

    The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PED) is only lethal to pigs but the number of pigs being lost every week will probably push prices beyond $3.81 a pound. 

    "This is the toughest disease we've ever gone through" a general manager of a pork farm in Oklahoma said. "It was stunning how fast the disease spread. You feel helpless." 

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