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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...

Aug 2, 2017

Kern Farmworkers Sickened Again by Pesticide Drift

Farmworker groups call for advanced web-posting of pesticide applications For Immediate Release: August 2, 2017 Bakersfield, CA – A pesticide drift incident in southwest Bakersfield this morning...

Jul 25, 2017

Bill to ban chlorpyrifos unveiled in senate

Chlorpyrifos is linked to long-term damage in children’s developing brains For Immediate Release—July 25, 2017           Washington, DC - Today, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY),...

Jul 18, 2017

Court Declines Request To Have EPA Decide On Chlorpyrifos Ban Petition

Groups will still push EPA to listen to its own scientists and permanently ban chlorpyrifos San Francisco — July 18, 2017 Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declined to direct the U.S....