You might’ve thought you were in the clear after last month’s baconpocalypse scare, but you might be wrong. Sure, Britain’s National Pig Association might have jumped the gun a bit in warning of a global bacon crisis, but that doesn’t mean this summer’s extreme drought isn’t getting the better of the U.S. pig meat industry.

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