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CHART: Bringing home the bacon

September 23, 2010 | 5:02 p.m. CDT
Bacon consumers are still purchasing their favorite cut of pork at a steady rate despite increasing prices. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show the price of bacon increasing by almost $1 per pound over the past two years, while the prices of pork chops and ham have remained relatively steady. This price increase could possibly be attributed to the increase in the price of pork belly, the part of the pig used to make bacon. Pork belly prices averaged $12.25 per pound in August, up from $4.22 per pound from a year ago.

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