|Maine fire could be latest in pig barn explosion epidemic|
HazardEx - 5/28/2013. An explosion and fire at Newburgh in Maine on May 24 killed at least 30 pigs but did not cause any human fatalities. The farm owner was able to save some of his livestock, and told local media that heaters in the barn might bear some responsibility for the blast.
|House Ag Committee approves organic checkoff|
The Country Today - 5/28/2013. By Anita Zimmerman - The House of Representatives Agriculture Committee has approved an organic checkoff, which means the industry could have its own multi-commodity marketing program if the amendment survives next month’s farm bill debate.