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After outbreak, egg mogul is leaving the industry

November 21, 2011 in The Daily Republic

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) A businessman who built one of the nation’s largest egg production operations is getting out of the industry after its farms were found responsible for a nationwide salmonella outbreak. Continue Reading

Maine, Iowa egg producer separates business, charity work

September 21, 2010 in West Central Tribune

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Friends and colleagues say Austin “Jack” DeCoster, owner of an Iowa egg farm at the heart of a massive salmonella recall, is at once a stubborn and “ruthless” businessman and a community benefactor who shares his wealth and counsels inmates about Christianity. Continue Reading