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Pig farmers rise to the challenge in Hurricane Florence

While Hurricane Michael has been in the news most recently, agricultural producers in southeastern North Carolina are still recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Florence’s heavy rainfall, which caused a lot of damage in that part of the Southeast. Farm Bureau’s Pork Business published a story recently describing some of the things that pork producers did during Florence to help minimize the damage to their farms and herds. As a result, according to the North Carolina Pork Council, the impact on hog farms ($661,100) was a relatively limited component of the more than $1.1 billion in damage and losses to the agricultural community. You can read more here.

Source: Rick Dove, Waterkeeper Alliance