After hurricane, pork industry could relocate some hog farms

Smithfield is reassessing disaster preparedness: The biggest U.S. pork producer is reassessing its disaster preparedness following Hurricane Florence. The pork industry could relocate additional hog farms on floodplains after this month’s hurricane swamped dozens of...

The rural South’s invisible public health crisis

Basic sewage and water infrastructure lacking: Many communities from the Black Belt to Appalachia lack basic sewage and water infrastructure. In economically distressed regions like Lowndes County in Alabama, this lack has led to a surge in poverty-related tropical...