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  • USDA aerial gunnery at feral hogs: 1st refuges, now farms

    December 3, 2016 11:59 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation says farmers are paying to join a U.S. Department of Agriculture program that brings marksmen to shoot from helicopters at feral hogs. It says the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has been using aerial gunning to kill hogs in wildlife refuges, and... more »
  • Feral hogs costs Louisiana $74 million

    September 5, 2015 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A new study by the LSU AgCenter says feral hogs cost Louisiana farmers more than $74 million in crop losses and other damage in 2013. AgCenter economist Shaun Tanger, who's been gathering data from farmers about feral hog activity for more than a year, says the... more »
  • LSU: Feral hogs cause at least $30M damage to La. farms

    July 13, 2015 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A study by the LSU AgCenter finds feral hogs have caused at least $30 million in damage to crops on Louisiana farms in 2013. AgCenter economist Shaun Tanger has been gathering data for more than a year from Louisiana farmers about hog activity and damage, which ranges... more »
  • Feral hog control contract gets $15,000 boost

    June 4, 2015 12:11 PM

    GRETNA - Feral hogs feasting on Jefferson Parish's west bank levees may have met their match. Jefferson Parish sheriff's sharpshooters who were enlisted last fall to help the levee district manage the pig population will be kept on the job a while longer. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West's... more »

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