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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Florida to receive millions to battle feral hogs


Are you a Florida property owner dealing with, say, 30 to 50 feral hogs that run into your yard within three to five minutes while your small kids play? If so, the federal government wants to help. Last month, the USDA announced the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program, which will devote almost $34 million to finding solutions for Lord of the Flies-style pig problems. Funded by the 2018 Farm Bill, the new program aims to eliminate feral hog populations with the help of the private sector and local governments. According to the USDA, the roughly 7 million invasive feral hogs in 35 states cause an estimated $2 billion in agricultural damage every year by rooting and wallowing in …
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