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Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that the herbicide dicamba could no longer be used in “over the top” applications on soy and cotton.
In a win for farmers across the country, the court found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had approved new uses of this old, drift-prone herbicide without appropriately evaluating the damage the drift-prone chemical would cause to neighboring farms.
It has been a long week in Minnesota. Last week, we all were gutted and outraged by the news that George Floyd was killed when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
Earlier this month, the Government of India proposed to phase out 27 pesticides that have already been banned in one or more other countries. PAN India announced strong support for the proposed bans, which reflect many years of persistent advocacy on the part of PAN and partner groups in India.
The latest out of Minnesota: Food worker safety; A new herbicide; Farmworker wage cuts
Unfortunately, you’re about to become familiar with yet another harmful pesticide that has been quietly approved by EPA while the country is otherwise distracted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Isoxaflutole is here, and it’s bad.
Minnesota’s Governor Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order, enacted to protect the health of the state’s population during the COVID-19 pandemic, is currently set to be lifted on May 18th.
Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, is classified by the World Food Programme as a food-deficit state, where frequent and prolonged droughts leave soils dry, hard, and difficult to cultivate.
The latest out of California: Supporting our communities
The latest out of Iowa: Welcoming Rob Faux; COVID-19 stability; Pandemic support