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Published September 25, 2009, 12:00 AM

Hog producer Jim Gibbens

Cando, N.D., hog producer Jim Gibbens, checks a field of corn that will help feed his 6,000 pigs at Hexagon Farms, background. Gibbens and other pork producers are in an extreme financial downturn after high feed prices and other inputs were followed by the H1N1 flu scare, sometimes referred to as "swine flu," even though the CDC states "you cannot get infested with novel H1N1 virus from eating pork or pork products." (Eric Hylden/Herald)
Read the article: H1N1 flu scare hits pork industry hard