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Alex Boerner

“Is it an improvement? Anything they do that is beyond a basic hole in the ground and spraying all the manure on fields is an improvement.” Read more

, North Carolina

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    Alex Boerner

    Don Webb, a hog farmer turned reform advocate featured in the INDY’s “Hogwashed” series in 2017, died Saturday, October 27, 2018—two days after Smithfield Foods announced its reforms—at the age of seventy-eight.

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    Photo by Leigh Tauss

    A hog lagoon in eastern North Carolina surrounded by floodwaters.