“How did so many pigs end up in a floodplain?”


Hurricane Florence has been a disaster on many levels, leaving economic, social, and environmental destruction in its path across the Carolinas. In North Carolina, a locus of global pork production, continued flooding has also led to a livestock death toll in the millions. This week, Lindsey interviews Tom Philpott, former farmer, and current food and ag correspondent for Mother Jones, about the complex future of confinement meat production in the U.S., and the clean up poultry and hog producers face in the storm’s aftermath.

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USDA CAFO facts:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/people/?cid=nrcs142p2_000482
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/plantsanimals/livestock/afo/

Disaster Assistance for Young Farmers

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