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Feral swine are pictured in this undated handout from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. REUTERS/USDA APHIS/Clint Turnage/Handout via Reuters

Here, piggy piggy: U.S. turns to military gear in hunt for feral swine

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department is known for its army of statisticians packing yardsticks and calculators to measure wheat and count soybeans.

But the agency needs more firepower for another kind of rural reckoning and is gearing up with thermal imaging weapons.

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