For the past year, farmers in at least 25 states in the U.S. and three Canadian provinces have been battling P.E.D. — porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. The infection attacks baby pigs and often causes them to die.
The outbreaks are leading to lower pork projections for this year, and prices for bacon are expected to be high.
- Harvest Public Media: Bring home the bacon: Virus cutting pork supplies
- Amy Mayer, agriculture reporter for Iowa Public Radio and Harvest Public Media. She tweets @AgAmyInAmes.