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Nov 29, 2017

California officially lists chlorpyrifos as brain-harming pesticide

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2017 Sacramento, CA - Earlier today, one of California’s leading independent scientific bodies unanimously declared that the insecticide chlorpyrifos is a...

Nov 14, 2017

1 million+ Consumers Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger

New reports reveal devastating impacts on consumers and farmers For Immediate Release: November 14, 2017 Washington, D.C. — Over 1 million petition signatures were delivered today by farming,...

Nov 7, 2017

New Rule Puts Limits on Pesticide Use Near Schools

First-ever statewide school buffer zone hailed as a step forward but more is needed, advocates caution For Immediate Release: November 7, 2017 Sacramento, CA – A new rule announced today designed...

Oct 9, 2017

Farmer Equity Act recognizes racial discrimination, enables state to identify barriers & provide much-needed support to farmers

“Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers” play an increasingly important role in food & farming system For Immediate Release: October 9, 2017 Sacramento, California – Earlier today, Governor...

Oct 2, 2017

Farmworker groups & thousands of Californians demand rapid and rigorous review of brain-harming pesticide

Legislators, health professionals and California residents urge speedy action on chlorpyrifos, pesticide found in air and on food For Immediate Release: October 2, 2017 Sacramento, CA — An...

Sep 20, 2017

Court of Appeal Rejects California's Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Ends State’s Practice of Rubber-Stamping New Uses for Neonicotinoids San Francisco, CA — The First District California Court of Appeal issued an opinion Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging a California...

Sep 15, 2017

Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain- harming pesticide, farmworker communities say

Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain-harming pesticide, farmworker communities say For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 Sacramento, CA — Six months after the new chief of Environmental Protection...

Sep 1, 2017

Farmers & Farm Organizations Urge EPA & USDA to Address Threat from Dicamba Pesticide Drift

Farmers Challenge Monsanto CEO’s Definition of “Success” For Immediate Release: September 5, 2017 Washington, DC – As members of Congress return to Capitol Hill today, 85 farm and farmer support...

Aug 17, 2017

Air testing shows unsafe levels of brain-harming pesticide in Kern County

Chlorpyrifos found in air more than 18 times higher than EPA level of concern Shafter, CA – Chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide linked to IQ loss and autism, has been found in the air in Kern County...

Aug 8, 2017

Pesticide feds failed to ban responsible for major farmworker poisoning incident

Company fined for illegal drift of brain-harming chlorpyrifos in Kern County For Immediate Release: August 8, 2017 Bakersfield, CA - The Kern County Agricultural Commissioner confirmed today that one...