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Plant closures put 160k hogs at risk of depopulation

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Approximately 160,000 hogs will have to be euthanized per day across the country if plants are not up and running soon, House Agriculture Committee chairman Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) stated during a press conference Wednesday.

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