“Factory” farming is the new “f” word. But just because a pig farm can be big and utilizes technology doesn’t make it any less respectable.
The first seven days of starting pigs sets the stage for the next 23 weeks of grow/finish performance.
Newsflash to anyone moving to the country: combines are noisy, pigs are smelly, tractors create dust, and cows are always mooing. Hog farmers in North Carolina are wishing their neighbors got the memo before settling down next door. Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the world, has been named in more than two dozen […]
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed the North Carolina Farm Act — a bill that would have limited how and when neighbors of hog farms can sue with nuisance claims. Gov. Cooper shared the following statement on his veto of Senate Bill 717. “While agriculture is vital to North Carolina’s economy, so property rights […]
The 10 neighbors that won a nuisance lawsuit against Murphy-Brown over alleged odor complaints from a 15,000 head contract hog facility will not be getting their $50 million, instead they will be dividing up $3.25 million. U.S. District Court Judge Earl Britt ruled Monday to reduce the damages based on a state cap on punitive […]
Media hype of a recent jury verdict in a nuisance lawsuit involving 10 neighbors pitted against Smithfield Foods over alleged odor complaints from a 15,000 head contract hog facility owned and operated by Kinlaw Farms in North Carolina may have many livestock farmers pondering the obvious. Could it happen here? It’s something the Michigan Farm […]