Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Meet Joni Ernst, Who Grew Castrating Hogs on a Iowa Farm

(For the years 2008-2012)

It's not as catchy, but Joni would be better off talking about hog feces.

New swine virus sweeps U.S., slashing supplies and raising prices.  (Des Moines Register, 3/16/2014)

Will there be a call for federal assistance?  So far, producers in 26 states have reported infected herds with the highly contagious porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, known as PEDv. The virus is fatal to piglets. In less than a year, losses are estimated at 5 million.

Related reading:
Hog Wild: Factory Farms Are Poisoning Iowa's Drinking Water.  (Mother Jones, 3/21/2014)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, that is funny and creepy together.