Nightly News | September 26, 2012
>>> now alarming news about one of america's favorite breakfast foods , farmers and marketers are warning that the price of bacon will go sky high , and that is even if you can find it at all. nbc's john yang has more.
>> reporter: at this bakery institution, breakfast means bacon and eggs.
>> you will see angry people if the pork gets taken off the menu.
>> reporter: but experts warn of a problem.
>> we set 2011 for retail prices, i think we'll shadow it next year.
>> reporter: the reason, this summer's drought pushed up the price to feed the hogs. the costs have skyrocketed.
>> the cost for a pig was about $52-53, from birth to market, now it is up to $95.
>> reporter: in 2007 , u.s. farmers produced about 51 pounds of pork for every american. next year's forecast, just shy of 45 pounds, a 12% drop. that means it turns up in just about everything. in ice cream , donuts, vodka, even gourmet chocolates. in the face of a crisis, the bacon lovers are standing firm.
>> if it goes up to 5.99, i'll just eat less of it.
>> reporter: the diners here say enjoy it while you can.
>> enjoy the pork chops , the food, while you can.
>> reporter: as fewer little piggies go to market. john yang , nbc news, chicago.