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Disease in China to prompt higher meat prices in U.S., analysts say

Get ready to pay more for pork and other meats, there’s a disease currently sweeping China’s hog industry.

As a result, China, the world’s top pork market, is expected to import more pork, beef and poultry to fulfill its shortfall.

That means less meat in the U.S and potentially higher prices for consumers.

Companies like Tyson foods, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and others say they expect higher prices this year.

Analysts say meat prices could rise by more than 15%, however, it will likely take months to feel the full impact.

Alexandra Carter

WGEM News Anchor

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