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Graphic: in Most Major Pork States, Large Hog Farms Have Gotten Larger
Indiana Ag Connection - 02/22/2024

Almost every top hog producing state has seen an increase in the number of pigs raised on large farms in the past 20 years, according to an analysis of newly released Census of Agriculture data.

Large farms include operations with at least 1,000 inventoried animals.

The top producing pork states in 2022 — Iowa, North Carolina, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois — have seen an increase of the number of pigs raised on farms with at least 1,000 animals for the past two decades. The five states now account for about 70% of the nation’s hog population.

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