FARM LIFE NEWS
Texas Lawmakers Begin Look at Reporting
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jun 3, 2013 02:19 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Though some Texas farmers are concerned that state and federal officials will respond to the explosion of the West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, by implementing new regulations over ammonium nitrate, the state representative whose committee is looking at how to prevent similar tragedies told DTN Tuesday that Texas lawmakers are in no rush to pass legislation.

Rep. Joseph Pickett, D-El Paso, said he believes there are ways to use existing state reporting systems to improve communication and to step up inspection of facilities that store ammonium nitrate, which is a popular nitrogen source in many areas ...

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