Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane

Aerial view of farms flooded after the passing of Hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina, U.S., September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Gutierrez

CHICAGO (Reuters) – North Carolina estimated on Tuesday that 3.4 million poultry birds and 5,500 hogs died in Hurricane Florence, exceeding the number killed in the state’s last major hurricane two years ago. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services projected the animal death toll after emergency workers and veterinarians spent days in […]

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