Believe Noel Myers and Amanda Croft when they say Iowa doesn’t want anything to do with South Carolina’s most pressing ag nuisance.

Feral hogs cause millions of dollars in damages to the state’s agriculture industry every year as the population of wild pigs runs rampant, estimated at more than 115,000 animals today across all 46 South Carolina counties.

“They’re relentless,” said Croft, a South Carolina Farm Bureau district director. “A nuisance, destructive, invasive.”

Croft and Myers addressed a contingent of Iowa farmers who were in South Carolina March 26-31 for the Iowa Farm Bureau’s annual county presidents’ incentive trip.

Feral pigs are endlessly determined, says Myers, South Carolina state director of wildlife services for the USDA.