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Latest News Wires Bacon prices rise after virus kills millions of baby pigs

Bacon prices and other pork prices are climbing quickly due to a virus that has killed between 3 and 6 million piglets. Bacon prices in February were 13% higher than a year ago.

By M. L. JohnsonAssociated Press / April 8, 2014

Charlie Neibergall/AP/File

A virus never before seen in the US has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.