NC Farm Families
Swine farmers, hog industry turns out in force to oppose revisions to draft permits
DEQ proposes stronger regulations, but waste lagoon and sprayfield system would remain status quo
Jed Arena stands in his backyard, placing most of his weight on one bent leg. A former hog farm worker for Tyson, Smithfield and smaller operations, he’s been fighting off a bacterial infection in his spine. About 10 years ago, well before his recent diagnosis of osteomyelitis, he contracted MRSA...