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Shoppers have seen double-digit increases in bacon prices in the past year as a virus that causes deadly diarrhea in baby pigs sweeps through U.S. hog farms. Wisconsin state veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw recently served on a federal task force charged
Bill Luckey, 59, estimates he has been working in the hog farming industry for 55 years including the time he spent helping his dad on their family's hog farm as a small child. But since the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) hit the 600-head sow
A virus that has killed millions of pigs across the United States has hit the Central Valley, and now federal money is coming to help prevent it from infecting more swine. A rapidly spreading virus is affecting hog farms across the country, including
Those who live near factory hog farms report headaches, coughing, wheezing, and diarrhea...But people living near hog farms complain of unbearable stenches that affect their health and essentially keep them prisoners in their own homes.
US hog operations are feeding more than a billion people's growing appetite for pork...Its consumption of the stuff has nearly doubled since 1993 and just keeps rising. The Chinese currently eat 88 pounds per capita each yearfar more than Americans'
A fast-spreading virus that can kill 80 percent of piglets that contract it is rapidly spreading across Missouri hog farms, wiping out entire nurseries in some cases. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed 4 million to 5 million pigs nationwide, or
Anita Hudson's moment of realization came early this year when she saw cement trucks whizzing past her home in this blip of an Ozark town. For Sam Dye, it was when an employee at the school where he once was principal pointed out bulldozers clearing
A hog farm in southeast Iowa run by a Carlyle, Ill., corporation has become a battleground between environmental groups, state officials responsible for protecting the environment and modern farming operations that consolidate thousands of animals in
A hog farm in southeast Iowa run by an Illinois corporation has become the latest battleground between environmental groups, state officials, and modern farming operations that consolidate thousands of animals in confinement buildings. The Maschhoffs
Commentary Dear Editor and Readers, We are in need of your help. Big Creek, a major tributary of the Buffalo National River in Newton County. Many states, including North Carolina and Iowa, have suffered severe environmental damage to their air, soil