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Iowa is nation's top hog producer

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Iowa has widened its lead over North Carolina as the nation's top hog producer.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa has increased its swine production to 19.6 million hogs per year.  That's up from 18.9 million.

North Carolina's hog inventory dropped 7%.

Producers blame the decline on the high cost of corn.

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