Five things to know about NC hog farms and hurricanes

Here are five things to keep in mind as we continue through hurricane season.

  1. Things have improved dramatically in the past 20 years.
  2. NC hog farms have fared well during devastating hurricanes.
  3. More than 300 hog lagoons in the floodplain have been voluntarily closed.
  4. Municipal waste treatment plants represent a greater threat than hog farms.
  5. Beware of photos claiming to show flooded hog farms. Click here to read more >>

Hog Farm documentary now available

Hog Farmer: The Trials of Joey Carter is now available to rent or buy on Prime Video. The documentary, filmed by Raleigh filmmaker Jason Arthurs, follows Duplin County hog farmer Joey Carter through the Smithfield nuisance lawsuits in 2018. To learn more about the documentary and for a link to the streaming service, go to

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