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PIGS ROOT OUT EVIL BUGS

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Apple grower Jim Koan has discovered that baby pigs are best for taking care of fallen wormy apples in his orchard. He says they have very tender noses. The adult pigs like to root around in the dirt and tend to tear up the orchard. (Photo by Rebecca Williams)

There are a lot of insects that love to eat apples. A harmful insecticide that kills some of those pests is being phased out. So farmers are looking for other solutions. Rebecca Williams visits an apple grower who's counting on pigs to get some help with his pest problem:

A story on the pigs from MSNBC

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Producer: Rebecca Williams
Release Date: April 7, 2008
Running Time: 3:26

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