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April 12, 2017
Pigs are seen at a Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, farm in the United States in this image released on April 11, 2017. Courtesy Smithfield Foods/Handout via REUTERS
Smithfield makes move on market for pig-human transplants
April 12, 2017 - 12:37pm
March 10, 2017
Oklahoma wildfires kill thousands of pigs at Smithfield, Seaboard farms
March 10, 2017 - 6:56pm
December 6, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Grant Krieger, farm owner, left, talks Tuesday to Ross Carlson at Krieger's farm southeast of Kerkhoven on U.S. Highway 12. Krieger's pig barn caught fire Tuesday. Roughly 2,000 pigs were lost in the fire.
Up to 2,000 hogs lost in Kerkhoven barn fire
December 6, 2016 - 5:58pm
November 21, 2016
MPCA seeks comments on proposed hog feedlot in Swift County
November 21, 2016 - 5:47am
April 8, 2015
Evelyn and Lowell Trom are suing Dodge County for a second time over a conditional use permit issued to a hog farmer near their home and farm. The couple is claiming the county is biased and didn’t follow procedures in the feedlot permitting process. (FOR MPR NEWS/Alex Kolyer)
Big feedlots feed big worries in southern Minnesota
April 8, 2015 - 6:00am
July 29, 2013
FILE - A Jersey cow stares down a chicken in the milking parlor of a farm south of Winchester, Va. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The chicken was eating spilled feed for the cows. Animal-welfare advocates are launching a campaign called The Someone Project that aims to highlight research depicting pigs, chickens, cows and other farm animals as more intelligent and emotionally complex than commonly believed. (AP Photo/The Winchester Star, Scott Mason)
Pigs smart as dogs? Activists pose the question
July 29, 2013 - 6:56am
March 26, 2013
John Baumgartner of Baumgartner Environics Inc. has been working on improving air quality in hog confinement facilities for more than a decade. He is shown testing the air outside a ventilation system on a Renville County facility in this undated file photo. Tribune file photo
Cleaner air, more efficient confinement livestock production achievable through system promoted by company in Olivia, Minn.
March 26, 2013 - 11:29pm
May 15, 2010
Tough winter leads to rising cattle, hog prices
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am
February 13, 2010
Fire heavily damages rural Olivia hog barn
February 13, 2010 - 12:00am