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UArk Extension leads outreach for state’s wild hog eradication program

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• By Ryan McGeeney • County agents with the Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will serve as a leading edge in educating Arkansans about potential damages posed by feral hogs and the state’s efforts to eradicate them. Feral hogs are an invasive species known for damaging both agricultural and wild areas, often ... Read More »

UA Pine Bluff teams with other agencies on feral hog program

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Feral hogs continue to be a major problem in Arkansas, causing more than $19 million yearly to the state’s agriculture industry alone, according the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. In addition to crop losses, feral hogs damage pastures, destroy wildlife habitat, pollute water and transmit disease to livestock and, in rare cases, to people. Feral hogs have been known to move ... Read More »

Got hog damage? There’s an app for that

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According to a Mississippi State University research study, feral pigs cause $66 million in property damage in the Magnolia State each year. With the wild hog population increases and damage estimates constantly changing, it’s now easier to report and assess impacts with a newly designed MSU app. The “Feral Pig Damage” app makes it easy for users to report the ... Read More »

Wild hogs aren’t just a rural problem; they’re invading urban areas too

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Whether you call them wild pigs or feral hogs, they are no longer just a rural problem, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Wild pigs cause more than $52 million in agricultural damage in Texas annually, said Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Thrall. But it’s their encroachment into increasingly urbanized areas that is becoming a ... Read More »

Get to know the wild side of feral hogs

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Whether you refer to them as feral hogs or wild pigs, Sus scrofa is a species that is negatively affecting nearly every part of Texas as well as several other Southern states. Not only do wild pigs wreak havoc on pastures, fields and golf courses, they contaminate our water sources and destroy native species. They can also spread disease to ... Read More »

Arkansas launches feral hog reporting system

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The Arkansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force has established an anonymous reporting system to gauge just how many of the swine pests are in the state and how the current hog-removal efforts are faring. These easily accessible reporting forms are available to report wild hogs killed or wild hogs sighted and can be completed within minutes whenever feral hogs are ... Read More »

USDA seeks Louisiana growers with hog damage for drone study

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Dwight LeBlanc, Louisiana Wildlife Services state director based in Port Allen, is seeking Louisiana rice producers who have had feral hog damage to their crop to participate in a study. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services is conducting feral swine control projects across the United States, including Louisiana. One of the goals is to quantify damage to various resources and ... Read More »