Pork Prices Continue to Climb

Agriculture

I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute. You’ve probably noticed this at the store…higher prices for pork products.

And under a new California law…many are warning prices could go even higher. Pork prices have been skyrocketing during the pandemic, due to inflation and supply chain issues.

And now California, which consumes 15-percent of U-S pork supplies– is adopting something called Proposition 12. It sets new housing requirements for pork sold in the state. The measure takes effect next year– but economists are already saying it may add costs throughout the supply chain……as much as 8-percent to Californian’s tab for pork.

Lots of people decorating for Halloween with pumpkins right now. All states produce some pumpkins…but six states produce most of them.

USDA reporting in 2017…about 40-percent of pumpkin acres were harvested in the top six states you see on your screen. Last year, Illinois increased its acreage and its lead as the top pumpkin producing state… harvesting more than twice as many pumpkins acres as any of the other top states.

Taco Bell is celebrating the fact that 90-percent of its locations are once again selling breakfast burritos. It’s something that went away when the pandemic started. To mark the milestone… the chain is offering free breakfast burritos to customers Thursday morning. Just one burrito per person from 7-to-11 a-m.

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