The Boston Globe - 9/16/2010.Egg Hunt graphic, tracing the ownership of poultry operations involved in the recent egg recall to Austin "Jack" DeCoster.
|Decades of Decoster Egg Factory Violations|
The Atlantic - 9/16/2010.By Joe Fassler – Salmonella, mounds of excrement, and hefty citations are nothing new to Jack DeCoster, whose Iowa henhouses were blamed for last month's nationwide egg recall. DeCoster has done business in Turner, Maine, his hometown, for over 60 years – and has incurred a decades-long list of violations there.
|Inquiry on egg arms in Maine|
The Boston Globe - 9/16/2010.By Jenn Abelson – Three egg producers in Maine that supply many New England grocery stores are under scrutiny by congressional investigators because of their ties to Austin “Jack’’ DeCoster, whose Iowa farm was at the center of the recent egg recall.
|Perry dairy farmers’ mission: Keep milk industry in Maine|
Bangor Daily News - 9/15/2010.By Sharon Kiley Mack – Perry: Herb McPhail is a dairy farmer near Gleason Cove on Passamaquoddy Bay. He has been a farmer for all of his 52 years and says he knows nothing else. He milks 19 Jersey cows – which he lovingly calls his “Rocky Ledge Girls” – by himself twice a day, rising at 6 a.m. and making his final barn check at midnight.