Price of meat going up at grocery stores around the nation

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The next time you go to the store the price tag of beef and pork could be higher.

Since last year, the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus has killed nearly 1 million baby pigs. In 2002 the ongoing drought in Kansas pushed farmers to sell down their cow herds. Now consumers are seeing less meat because of that. With less meat on the market, prices are going up.

Local experts say, beef has gone up nearly 30% and pork more than 50%.

 

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