Today’s Topic: North Carolina’s feral hog problem

by | Mar 30, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”


North Carolina has a problem with feral hogs. These hogs forage in the wild and can have an impact on just about every aspect of a farming operation. They damage crops, fields, wildlife habitat, game lands and streams. Nationally, they rank behind only coyotes as the top predator of sheep and goats.

Feral hogs are of particular concern in North Carolina because they can carry diseases that would be economically devastating if they got into the state’s commercial swine industry.

Listen in as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda Garrison discuss feral hogs and what the state is doing to address this problem.


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