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USDA gives $1.5 million to fight wild hogs in Georgia


December 1, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is putting up nearly $1.5 million to help control Georgia's wild hog population.

The recently announced funding is part of a program called the "Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program," according to Georgia Public Broadcasting.

"I think one of the primary reasons it's important for the USDA to get involved is because of our relationship with private landowners," said Tina Jermone, a state resource conservationist with the department. "We already have a relationship with a lot of those landowners in implementing conservation prac...

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