Hunters and farmers join forces against wild hogs

In Southeast Farm Press

Wild hogs can be a big problem for farmers and landowners. “Hunters Helping Farmers” is a Georgia program that connects hunters and farmers together with one goal: to get rid of the problem.

Rooting, trampling and consumption of crops are the most common type of damage seen by farmers. Crops most often destroyed include rice, sorghum, wheat, corn, soybeans, peanuts, potatoes, watermelon and cantaloupe. Hogs also can potentially contribute to bacterial contamination and sedimentation issues in waterways and they can carry numerous diseases, such as brucellosis and pseudorabies. Continue reading

Hunters help farmers with feral hogs in Georgia

In Southeast Farm Press

Wild hogs. Feral pigs. No matter the term, hogs can be a big problem, especially for landowners who depend on their property to supply crops that provide for their livelihood. Hunters Helping Farmers is a new program to help alleviate the agricultural and financial damage caused by these non-native invasive pests.

“It is a natural fit to connect hunters and farmers together to try and help solve this growing problem,” says Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. ‘”In no way will this be a silver bullet, but hopefully one small way we can help assist in this huge issue for our farmers.”

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