Is Texas Home To More Than 50 Percent Of The Nation’s Feral Hogs?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensFebruary 21, 2018 11:32 am,

A farm publication recently claimed that 50-75 percent of feral hogs in the U.S. live in Texas. Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Southwest Farm Press’ January story about a toxic bait used to reduce feral hog populations mentioned Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who advocated using the bait in Texas, until lawmakers intervened to stop the initiative.

Hear how Southwest Farm Press’s claim scored in the player above.