Five things to know about hogs and hurricanes in NC

As the Associated Press noted in a 2019 article, hurricanes often spawn storms of misinformation. Indeed, North Carolina’s pork industry has been a victim of misinformation before, during and after recent hurricanes.

With the June 1 arrival of a new hurricane season, here are five things to keep in mind:

Things have improved dramatically in the past 20 years.

More than twenty years ago, Hurricane Floyd caught many hog farmers off guard. Since then, the landscape has dramatically changed. No new hog farms have been built for more than two decades, hundreds of lagoons in flood-prone areas have been voluntarily closed, and the industry has been proactive in making hurricane preparations a year-round practice.

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The Truth of the Matter

For too long, false information about North Carolina’s hog industry have persisted. We tackled some of those falsehoods  through  a special  report  series  in our  magazine  and  our  blog:


In accordance with provisions stated in Article VIII of the North Carolina Pork Council Bylaws, notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the members of the Council will be held on Thursday, November 18 at 9:00 am at the Mad Boar Celtic Court, Wallace, NC. The purpose of the meeting is to update the members on activities and events from 2020 and 2021, along with financials and reports from national organizations.

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