June 23, 2015

The North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC) has published a study that brings into question the design and data from a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) analysis of water quality and North Carolina agriculture. Links to the press release regarding our study, as well as the full study itself, can be found below.

Researcher Questions USGS Study Design 

Review and Evaluation of USGS Surface Water Quality Data Associated with Swine and Poultry CAFOs in Eastern North Carolina


June 24, 2015

The North Carolina Pork Council has completed a preliminary review of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Scientific Investigations Report “Surface-Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds of the North Carolina Coastal Plain Associated with Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.” Below is a memo detailing the concerns with the study including the press release from USGS announcing the release of the study.

Also below is a preliminary review from Geo Solutions Ltd. which serves as an important addition to the industry response from the NCPC.

Response to Final Study