Starting at the beginning of next year it may be hard to find bacon in California and if you do, you're going to pay a lot more for it.
All because of an animal preposition that was approved by voters in 2018 that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves.
National veal and egg producers are optimistic that they can meet the new standards, but only 4% of hog operations now comply with the new rule. According to one estimate, in order for pork producers to meet the new standard they will have to clear about 15% more per animal for a farm with 1,000 breeding pigs.
This means, unless courts intervene and temporarily allow non-compliant meat to be sold, California will lose all most all of its pork supply.
If you're a bacon lover, you might want to stock up now.