FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2011, file photo, a feral hog stands in a holding pen at Easton View Outfitters in Valley Falls, N.Y. New York has since eradicated feral swine within its boundaries, but such hogs still do more than $1.5 billion a year in damage around the country, and scientists are taking what could be a big step toward controlling them. They are field-testing poison baits made from a preservative that’s used to cure bacon and sausage. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

USDA using geospatial tool to track pests and diseases

The Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is using geospatial technology in a more collaborative and coordinated…

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