Feral hog control program fully funded

Feral hog control program fully funded

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Farmers and ranchers dealing with wild hogs could soon get help. A pilot program under the 2018 Farm Bill is now funded with 75 million dollars over 5 years. The House ag subcommittee on ‘Livestock And Foreign Ag’ held a meeting about the issue last week.

Feral hogs are one of the biggest nuisances for U.S. ag, causing about 1.5 billion in property damage. Several experts testified about the risk they pose when it comes to carrying diseases as well.

The USDA now has a feral hog eradication programs in 9 states.

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