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March 28, 2019

 

EPA Mulls Plans To Override States On Pesticide Rules

The EPA announced last week that the agency is considering changes that would allow them to veto state restriction on pesticides that are more strict than federal rules.

March 1, 2019

 

Arkansas Lawmakers Vote to Roll Back Restrictions On Volatile Herbicide

Regulators in Arkansas voted to allow some use of the herbicide dicamba that was previously banned after complaints that it causes damage to nearby crops.

August 13, 2018

 

Wind-Blown Pesticides An Issue In Courtrooms, Communities Across U.S.

In much of the Midwest, state-mandated buffer zones, for certain pesticides near schools and waterways, don’t exist.

August 10, 2018

 

Inquiry And Experience–After School, In The Garden

It's back-to-school in Indiana, and students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary might have a potato harvest to dig up after class.

July 10, 2017

 

Missouri Suspends Sales Of Controversial Pesticide Dicamba

Dicamba is suspected in the damage of tens of thousands of farm acres primarily in Arkansas, but also in southeast Missouri and in neighboring states.

July 27, 2015

 

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year. Sometimes those chemicals drift to neighboring property, which can ruin crops on organic farms.

September 28, 2013

Caffeine-aholic 

Coffee: Grow It, Roast It, Drink It, Cook It

Anthropologist Catherine Tucker brings us the perspective of coffee growers. S.K. Quigley roasts the beans. Daniel Orr uses coffee in a barbecue sauce.

September 2, 2013

Merl-Uh-Oh 

Herbicide Drift Threatens Midwest Vineyards

Drift can happen with any weed killer. A stiff breeze can carry tiny droplets from the sprayer in one field to the vineyard next door.

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