Though the remnants of Hurricane Florence finally dumped their last torrents of rain near the U.S. Northeast coast and drifted back out to the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday, the storm’s havoc is sure to plague the Carolinas and its farms for weeks.
Though the storm was downgraded from hurricane to tropical storm to tropical depression, Florence’s heavy rainfall delivered significant river flooding and badly damaged ag producers across North and South Carolina.
A federal jury has awarded $473.5 million in damages to six North Carolinians, agreeing with them that odors from a Pender County hog farm were bad enough that they interfered with their right to enjoy their property.
Neighbors of a North Carolina hog farm won their nuisance case against a North Carolina pork producer when a federal jury awarded each of the 10 plaintiffs more than $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
Smithfield Foods Inc. and Florida startup Anuvia Plant Nutrients are partnering to create sustainable fertilizer from renewable biological materials collected from manure treatment systems at Smithfield’s hog farms.