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DTN's Top Ag News of 2013
Mon Dec 30, 2013 02:39 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- We start our list of the top ten ag news stories of 2013 with No. 10: West, Texas, Fertilizer Explosion Rocks Industry; No. 9: Disappointing Debut for Health Care Mandate; and No. 8: 2013 Farm Bill -- More Drama Than Shakespeare.


No. 10: West, Texas, Fertilizer Explosion Rocks Industry

By Russ Quinn

DTN Staff Reporter

An explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, on April 17, 2013, killed 15 people, injured 160 people and damaged or destroyed more than 150 buildings in the small, central Texas town. Most of the dead were ...

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