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CONSUMER ALERT: National bacon reserves are at 50-year low

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Demand is outpacing supply for frozen pork belly (used to make bacon), meaning bad news for bacon eaters.
The Ohio Pork Council says bacon reserves are at a 50-year low.
The Council says the price of pork belly is up 20% as of January.
The pork belly inventory is at 17.8 million pounds, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That's the lowest level since 1957. 
The good news: the pork industry isn't expected to run out of supply. 
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