Happy Friday everyone. Here is the latest agricultural news and events.Read More
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The headlines about dicamba and specifically, the new dicamba products, might have you scratching your head. How can states regulate pesticides? What is the federal government’s role in pesticide regulation? Where can I find my state’s regulation of these products? The hodgepodge of state laws that regulate the new dicamba products, XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, FeXapan herbicide Plus VaporGrip Technology, and Engenia, can be difficult to follow.Read More
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Happy Friday everyone. Here's our weekly update of news and upcoming events. Read on to learn about new environmental legislation, USDA deadlines, and new publications by ALEI and friends of the blog.Read More
Numerous federal agencies have identified a significant loss of managed pollinators and bees in the last decade. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list multiple factors associated with pollinator declines, including urbanization, pesticides, bee management practices, agricultural practices, and disease/parasites.
In response, President Obama issued a June 20, 2014 memorandum calling on federal agencies to increase and coordinate their efforts to improve bee health by developing an integrated strategy. The memorandum directed the EPA to engage states to develop managed pollinator protection plans (MP3) in order to mitigate the risk of pesticides to bees and other managed pollinators.Read More
Here are some news stories and updates from the past week. Enjoy the weekend!Read More
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Recently I was asked to present at the University of Maryland Extension’s commercial pesticide training in Frederick and Denton. My topic was pesticide drift liability. I decided to bypass looking at the administrative process through the Maryland Department of Agriculture and focused on previous court decisions involving drift liability related to negligence, trespass, and using the pesticide outside the label.Read More
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Recently the federal district court in Hawaii concluded that a Kauai County ordinance imposing regulations on pesticide applications and on the planting of genetically modified (GMO) crops was preempted by state law, click here. The court decision looking at this issue is a potentially growing area of litigation. Earlier this summer I posted about two counties in Oregon that had passed ordinances banning GMO crop production. Other counties and states could potentially implement similar bans.Read More