Well, it's official. In case you had ever wondered (and you KNOW I did!), Iowa has the largest pig and hog inventory in the United States. According to the US Department of Agriculture
, Iowa has a whopping 20.6 million pigs and hogs on farms this year, as of December 1st.
And the population is rising! That's a three percent increase in pigs and hogs relative to last year. Believe it or not, our nearby neighbors to the north of me in Georgia have the second most pigs: North Carolina comes in with more than nine million pigs and hogs of their own, though that's less than half of the number one state in Iowa.
15 January, 2013