Bargain Barbecue

Pork prices are dropping due to record pork and poultry production this year, bringing backyard barbecues to the cheapest level of the summer.

While low prices are making it difficult for livestock producers to turn a profit, they are still benefiting from low corn prices, near $3.55 per bushel on Friday.

It appears that pork prices could keep falling. Hogs are already cheap at 80 cents per pound, but futures markets are priced under 60 cents by December, which means that Christmas roasts should be especially cheap again this year.