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Once A Rural Problem, Feral Hogs Are Now Encroaching On Houston’s Suburbs
“Because they can eat just about anything, and live just about anywhere, there’s no reason to suspect that the problem is ever going to slow down. It will just get worse.”Read more...
Montana Ag Producers Want More Action On Canadian Feral Pigs
Feral swine threatening to cross the northern border from Saskatchewan and Alberta could cause millions of dollars of crop damage and decimate ecosystems in Montana. State and U.S. agencies say they’re ready if that happens, but farmers and ranchers …Read more...
Feral hog control requires cooperation, communication
When it comes to feral hogs, “the one that got away,” can create up to 50 new pigs, says a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist.Read more...
USDA announces feral swine control pilot program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $75 million in funding is available for the eradication and control of feral swine through a new pilot program.Read more...
USDA Announces Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 – USDA announced today it is offering $75 million in funding for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) in a joint effort with USDA’s Natural Resources…Read more...
Feral hogs present ongoing challenges in the region
Feral hogs have become a problem in Missouri and surrounding states over the past 20 years, conservation officials say.Read more...
Feral hogs are destroying farmers' livelihoods. Can everyone agree on how to fight them?
DES ARC — Brad Parker is a farmer, but he doesn’t plant crops anymore.
He owns cattle and acres of land, but he refuses to grow beans like he used to — all because of feral hogs.
Campbell Vaughn: Feral hogs are invading our space, literally
The feral hog in the United States is an invasive and destructive species that has reached epidemic proportions. During the early part of the last century, sportsmen imported Russian boars into the United States as a species for hunting. These Eurasi…Read more...
Governor Signs Legislation to Boost Feral Hog Control
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s growing battle with the overpopulating feral hog received a boost April 19 at the state Capitol when Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Senate Bill 460 into law as Act 991 of the Arkansas General Assembly in front of members of the A…Read more...
Invasive wild hogs still threaten Texas
Call them wild hogs or feral hogs. The invasive species does great damage in both rural and now urban Texas. Only the Legislature can enact control measures.Read more...
Oklahoma works to cut feral hog populations
This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy went wee-wee-wee and rooted up all the crops. Mother Goose’s nursery rhyme may refer to innocent piglets with no ill will toward agriculture, but in the real world fer…Read more...
Counties Pursue Different Plans For Feral Hog Control
Spring has arrived and with it, a renewed effort to eradicate damage inflicted on crops, lawns and pastures done by feral hogs.
Both Hays and Caldwell county have seen extensive damage from the hogs, which are responsible for upwards of a half milli…Read more...
Farmers, landowners, be alert for feral hogs
USDA Wildlife Services: 'Call even if you're not sure.' Farmers and landowners, especially those in Pike County, should watch for and report suspected feral hogs, said Bradley Wilson with USDA Wildlife Services.Read more...
Missouri’s feral hog problem
POTOSI, Mo. – Feral hogs are causing massive problems for farmers and others in multiple states including Missouri. An organized effort is underway in the Show Me State to try and wipe them out.Read more...
What does it take to fight Missouri's feral hogs problem? Corn, patience and persistence
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MO. • With final puffs of steamy breath coming from its slightly tusked snout, the second boar collapsed at the edge of the trap, right next to the other.Read more...
Farm Bill funds conservation and invasive species control
The recent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill creates the largest single source of federal funding for private land conservation.Read more...
MDC, partners net 7,339 feral hogs in state
While the Missouri Department of Conservation's feral hog strike team is actively removing feral hogs from the Missouri landscape, they are not a huge problem in Central Missouri. "We have had a few requests for assistance in that area in the past, b…Read more...
Feral swine creating water quality problems on major waterway
Water quality levels in Oso Creek are constantly at risk of high levels of bacteria, primarily because the seven-mile waterway serves as a major runoff during heavy rains and other flooding events.Read more...
County takes aim at feral hog issue
The Matagorda County Commissioners Court gave their approval for the county’s AgriLife Extension Office to file for a feral hog grant that will take aim at reducing its population in the county. Dr. Aaron Sumrall said the grant will be used to improv…Read more...
7,000 Feral Hogs Eliminated So Far This Year in Missouri
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (KFVS) - An ongoing effort to trap and kill feral hogs in Missouri is making strides toward totaling eliminating the wild animal from the state.Read more...
New Wild Pig Videos
We have three brand new wild pig videos on a variety of topics - check them out!Read more...
HOLD YOUR FIRE - State Feral Hog Specialist Recommends Trapping for Hog Removal
Over six years, Ryan Hubert, one of four U.S. Department of Agriculture feral swine biologists for Kansas, has removed over 1,000 wild hogs from his area stretching from Coffeyville to Elk City along the Oklahoma state line. During the Kansas State U…Read more...
AGCAST: Facing the Feral Hog Problem
Wild or feral hogs have been reported in all 75 counties in Arkansas, carrying disease and causing extensive damage to property. It’s an old problem in need of new solutions, because control and eradication is an expensive and time-intensive process.…Read more...
Feral hogs cause up to $2.5 billion in damage a year, so the government is boosting efforts to fight them
If wild pigs could fly, Texas farmer Richard Beyer wishes they would travel far, far away. He grows corn, cotton, rice and grain sorghum along the Gulf Coast and estimates damage from feral swine can sometimes wipe out one-fifth of his crop.Read more...
Feral Swine Population Dropping in Oregon
Aerial hunting, and trapping have reduced the wild pig population from 3,000 to about 200 pigs in Oregon - more on this story from The Bulletin.Read more...
County Waging War On Feral Hogs
Hays County has launched a new program to help reduce the feral hog population after receiving a grant from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Wildlife Services to assist residents with feral hog management efforts.Read more...
MDC, USDA Still Seeking Citizen Help in Feral Hog Elimination
Missouri’s feral hog elimination efforts are producing encouraging numbers, but experts know there’s more work to be done.Read more...
Feral Hog Abatement Program Could Get Renewed in Bastrop County
For nearly six years Bastrop County’s feral hog abatement program, or the “county bounty,” has been paying landowners and hunters $5 for every hog tail submitted to a county check station.Read more...
NRI's Josh Helcel Interviewed For "Hog Wars"
In a special report by Landon McBride of KFDX 3 News, NRI's Extension Associate Josh Helcel is interviewed about the severe feral hog problem in the state of Texas.Read more...
Conference Held to Discuss How to Fight Growing Wild Hog Population
Farmers, ranchers, and experts from around the state of Texas came together to discuss how to fight growing wild hog population.Read more...
Spring Wild Pig Newsletter is Here!
In this issue, readers will learn about the effects of abatement efforts on wild pig behavior, the impact wild pigs have on water quality, and get the opportunity to read trending articles and much more!Read more...
USDA NRCS Feral Swine Issue, Problem and Biology Webinar
Professionals from several agencies around the country talked about the Feral Swine issue, an NRCS pilot project, and problems caused by wild pigs.Read more...
Controlling Feral Swine in Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County feral swine damage is an ongoing and increasing issue among our producers, and landowners. Thousands of undeveloped acreage in the county is allowing feral hogs to reproduce at an uncontrollable rate.Read more...