Over Duplin County…there are at least fifty (hog farms) in a ten-mile radius. Each farm has a minimum of two thousand pigs, most far more. So a lowball estimate would mean one hundred thousand pigs in ten miles. Ten thousand pigs a mile. A 180-pound pig can produce eleven pounds of waste a day. That’s 110,000 pounds of waste per mile per day.
Part 2 looks at the environmental impacts hog farming has had over the last two decades, particularly on waterways such as the Neuse River. Read the full story HERE.