Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

With restaurants closed, a bacon backup is building in Minnesota and hog prices are plunging


Bacon is routinely on sale in Minnesota grocery stores these days as the coronavirus-related shutdown of restaurants is creating an oversupply in the food chain.

Coronavirus has pulled the rug out from under demand for pork belly and ribs, driving hog prices to their lowest level in nearly two decades.

Amid simmering concerns the nation's meatpacking capacity could tighten as workers get sick and plants close, hog farmers now also face major losses on every pig they raise and sell.


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