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FILE - In this Monday Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, workers erect a fence along the Denmark Germany border at Padborg, Denmark. Officials say the number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry. The fence was put up last year in an attempt to prevent wild swine crossing from Germany and breeding with farm pigs or possibly passing disease. (Frank Cilius/Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)

Denmark's fence to keep out wild boars seems to be working

Aug. 10, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry. The fence was put up last year in an attempt to prevent wild swine crossing from Germany and breeding with farm...

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, is the Seaboard Triumph Foods pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa. Christensen Farms, one influential pork company has received the vast majority of payments from an Iowa program designed to support farmers who euthanized their hogs after the coronavirus devastated their industry. Newly released data shows that Christensen Farms has received $1.86 million from the Iowa Disposal Assistance Program. That's 72% of the $2.6 million the program has paid to date. (Tim Hynds/Sioux City Journal via AP, File)

Minnesota company gets most aid in Iowa hog disposal program

Jul. 31, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One influential pork company has received most of the money from an Iowa program designed to support farmers who euthanized their hogs after the coronavirus devastated their industry, newly released data shows. Christensen Farms, one of the nation's largest family-owned pork...

Hog farm manure tank leak causes fish kill in northwest Iowa

Jul. 24, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

ALBERT CITY, Iowa (AP) — A hog farm manure tank leak was the likely cause of a fish kill in a northwestern Iowa tributary this week, state environmental officials have said. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said the leak happened over the weekend near Albert City when an unknown amount of manure...

Iowa egg producers who euthanized hens can get disposal aid

Jul. 20, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa producers who euthanized hens as a result of plummeting demand for eggs caused by coronavirus shutdowns will be eligible for government payments to cover disposal costs, a state agency announced Monday. The Iowa Disposal Assistance Program has been paying pork producers $40 for...

Arkansas committee rejects proposed rules to ban hog farms

Jun. 18, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A committee of Arkansas legislators voted to reject proposed rules that would permanently ban medium and large scale hog farms from the Buffalo River watershed. The Legislative Council’s Administrative Rules Subcommittee on Wednesday disapproved the Arkansas Division of...

Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of large swine farm

Jun. 16, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Supreme Court judges on Tuesday ruled unanimously in favor of a new large swine farm despite concerns raised about pollution and smell. A new law allowing the Missouri Clean Water Commission to be weighted in favor of agricultural interests is at the heart of the case...