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Easter Ham May Come With Some Sticker Shock

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Most of us look forward to the big ham dinner on Easter, but this year. Experts say that ham is going to cost you around 30% more due to a virus. For about the past year pig farmers are finding some of the piglets developing a virus.

Called PEVD, Porcine epidemic diarrhea killing piglets, and making consumers pay more for pork.

"People go to the store and just gripe about, everything costs more these days, but i don't think people really understand that the reason pork is higher, is because there is a fatal disease running through the us pork herd," says Mick Kjar, with the Valley Today Ag Show.

We spoke with some local grocery stores, and many of them tell us they will be running specials on ham for the Easter holiday. Something you will want to keep an eye out for.

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