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Feral Swine Eradication Signup Continues


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners about the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP). Signup continues until Aug. 19 for the program developed to respond to the threat feral swine pose to agriculture, native ecosystems, and human and animal health. The first round of pilot projects in the program …


APHIS Wildlife Services Conducts First Field Trial of Feral Swine Toxic Bait

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Pork

Plans Modifications to Mitigate Hazards to Non-Target Species USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently conducted the first of two field trials of a sodium nitrite toxic bait on free-roaming feral swine. Feral swine are an invasive species causing extensive and costly damage and disease threats to crops, property, native ecosystems, livestock health, and human health. Feral swine …

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Agri View: Feral Hog Problem Over?

Dan Agri View

Everett Griner talks about what is being considered as the last measure to solve the Feral Hog problem in today’s Agri View. Feral Hog Problem Over? Well, the feral hog problem is over. Wouldn’t that be a marvelous headline across the country? But it isn’t. In fact, it gets worse. It is so bad until those trying to stop it …


APHIS Wildlife Services to Begin Field Trials on Feral Swine Toxic Bait

Dan Industry News Release, Research

In November, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) accomplished two key tasks as part of its efforts to evaluate an oral toxic bait for use with invasive feral swine.  First, on November 6, 2017, APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) received an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct sodium nitrite toxic bait field trials …

NRCS Helping Alabama Producers with Feral Swine Management

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind producers interested in Alabama’s Wild Pig Damage Management Program that you have until January 20 to apply for financial assistance. NRCS assistant state conservationist for programs, Steve Musser, said funds are available to eligible landowners through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).