NEWS
Boxer Investigates Texas Blast
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon May 6, 2013 11:25 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee announced Tuesday the committee will examine the circumstances of the April 17 explosion at the fertilizer facility in West, Texas.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chemical Safety Board stating her committee plans to hold hearings about the explosion, which killed 15 people and caused millions of dollars in damage to the town of 2,700 people.

"I cannot rest until we get to the bottom of what caused the disaster in West, Texas, and the tragic loss of life," ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
Related News Stories
View From the Cab
Pick Contingency Plans - 2
Farming on the Mother Road - 4
Farming on the Mother Road - 5
Pick Contingency Plans - 3
View From the Cab
Pick Contingency Plans - 1
Taxlink by Andy Biebl
Woodbury: Family Business Matters
View From the Cab