The soon-to-expire 2018 Farm Bill not only funded protection for farmers from damage caused by storms and lower commodity futures, but also feral hogs. The bill authorized $75 million for eradication and control of feral hogs, with USDA funding projects in Missouri and 17 other states. Kevin Crider, University of Missouri Extension feral hog outreach educator, says the bill helped fund equipment to capture and eliminate the feral hog population.
Crider says the equipment has helped to reduce Missouri’s feral hog population by 65 percent.
MU Extension feral hog outreach educator Kevin Crider says he’s hopeful the next Farm Bill will maintain funding levels to continue addressing the presence of feral hogs.