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Bacon Left Out of Surge Beef and Eggs Are Getting From Lockdowns

  • Prices for pork bellies decrease to lowest level since 1999
  • Cut of pork is more popular for restaurants use than in homes

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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As restaurants around the U.S. close, prices for the cut of pork used to make bacon have plunged to lows not seen since Bill Clinton was president.

Pork bellies have tumbled to about 41 cents per pound -- the lowest since 1999 -- according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, compared with 93 cents two weeks ago.