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Apr 24, 2017

California’s growing diversity of farmers and ranchers to be recognized — Farmer Equity Act gets a hearing in state legislature

"Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers” play an increasingly important role in food & farming system For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017 Sacramento, California – Later this week, farmers...

Apr 21, 2017

Pesticide Use Up Sharply in California Agriculture

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2017 Sacramento, CA: According to pesticide use data just released by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, use of hazardous agricultural pesticides in...

Apr 5, 2017

Groups appeal EPA’s refusal to ban major pesticide linked to brain damage in children

For Immediate Release—April 5, 2017 Environmental health groups ask court to order EPA to take immediate action to ban chlorpyrifos San Francisco—Today, Earthjustice representing Pesticide Action...

Mar 31, 2017

As Trump’s EPA ignores its own science, farmworker communities call on California to ban brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2017 Chavez Day events highlight the long struggle to end widespread use of a chemical linked to autism and IQ loss Sacramento, CA – In the aftermath of the U.S....

Mar 29, 2017

EPA refuses to ban pesticide linked to poisonings and damage to children's brains

For Immediate Release—March 29, 2017  EPA ignores overwhelming scientific evidence of harm from chlorpyrifos—leaves children, families, and communities at risk Washington, D.C.—Today, the...

Mar 21, 2017

Twice the Toxicity: Farmers and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA for Approving Dow’s Deadly Pesticide Combo

                 Approval will lead to sharply increased spraying of toxic pesticides, harming farmers, neighboring crops, and wildlife SAN FRANCISCO—Today farmers, conservation groups, and food and...

Mar 16, 2017

California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools

Comprehensive restrictions and school right-to-know are ignored in new draft of pesticide rules Sacramento, CA – Schoolchildren will only be protected from hazardous agricultural pesticides for...

Mar 13, 2017

Minnesota House, Senate committees eliminate key pollinator protections from agriculture policy bills


 Minnesota House, Senate committees eliminate key pollinator protections from agriculture policy bills St. Paul, MN— Today, the agricultural policy committees...

Mar 3, 2017

Bill protects bees in California from harmful pesticides

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 3, 2017 SACRAMENTO – Responding to a report released this week documenting the dramatic decline in wild bees in California and across the country, Senators Ben Allen (D-...

Feb 27, 2017

New Minnesota legislation paves the way to protect bees & support farmers

St. Paul, MN— Today, beekeepers, farmers, gardeners, conservation organizations and others celebrated the introduction of legislation  to protect pollinators from harmful pesticides and ensure farmer...