Summary of Information:
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services: Statistics of Cattle,
Hogs and Sheep. http://www.usda.gov/nass/pubs/agr03/03_ch7.pdf
Proceedings of the North Carolina Hogs Seminar: Economic Situation
and Outlook for the North Carolina Swine Industry. http://mark.asci.ncsu.edu/HealthyHogs/book1998/book98_1.htm
Hog Farming in Eastern North Carolina by Owen J. Furuseth
Growth in North Carolina: Ethnic Displacement or Replacement? By
Sheryl Skaggs, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Jeffrey Leiter
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Statistics Division: http://www.ncagr.com/stats/index.htm
Home of North Carolina State University's Extension Swine Husbandry:
North Carolina Swine Numbers by County
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Covered Employment and Wages (CEW/ES-202)
Zipped DBF Disk Version 1
North Carolina Pork Council
Oligopoly Watch --http://www.oligopolywatch.com/2003/12/28.html
An article on the consolidation occuring within the hog farming
Smithfield Foods -- http://www.smithfieldfoods.com/home.asp
Company website of the leading pork producer in the United States.
United Food and Commercial Workers --http://www.ufcw.org/press_room/fact_sheets_and_backgrounder/porkindustryfacts.cfm
An article on hog farmers and their relationships with workers and
Pork Powerhouses Article --http://www.agriculture.com/sfonline/archive/sf/porkpwr/pp.html
A series of articles hog farming related articles.
Premium Standard Farms -- http://www.psfarms.com
One of the leading hog farming companies in North Carolina.
Prestage Farms -- http://www.prestagefarms.com
One of the leading hog farming companies in North Carolina
Cargill, Inc -- http://www.cargill.com/excel
Company website of the 4th leading pork producer.
Tyson Foods -- http://www.tyson.com/
Company website of the 2nd leading pork producer.
Swift & Company -- http://www.swiftbrands.com/index.php
Company website of 3rd leading pork producer.
Hormel Foods -- http://www.hormel.com/
Company website of 5th leading pork producer.
The Fayetteville Observer -- http://www.fayettevillenc.com/
Major newspaper in the heart of North Carolina's hog farming region.
Democracy South -- http://www.democracysouth.org/nc/HogMoney/nchogindustryhistory.htm
Non-Profit Organization fighting for justice and democracy in the
Article on North Carolina Hog Farming by Chris Hunt and Kelly Zering
Environmental Defense http://www.environmentaldefense.org/hogdata.cfm