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Revised Washington Pesticide Bill Establishes a “Safety Work Group”

Recently, a Washington pesticide bill quietly made its way through the state Legislature. The form of Senate Bill 6529 that passed in late January is, thankfully, but a shadow of the original bill Washington farmers defined as destructive. Proponents of...

Update: Glyphosate and Cancer

In January, a judge ordered that the state of California can require Monsanto to label its Roundup product as a possible cancer threat. The court ruled on the basis of a 2015 monograph from the International Agency for Research...

Myth busting: Do farmers ‘drench, douse or slather’ crops in pesticides?

(The following article is re-posted by permission of Genetic Literacy Project in Washington D.C. see links to original website below.) Myth busting: Do farmers 'drench, douse or slather' crops in pesticides? by Steve Savage - September 7, 2016 - Genetic Literacy...

Did you know?

Did You Know? Herbicides can aid soil conservation. The use of herbicides reduces the need for tilling, preventing soil erosion and water loss.

Did You Know? Yakima County has the most organic farms of any county in Washington?

Fact or Fiction?

Fiction: Organic farming means grown without pesticides.

Fact: The USDA approves a lengthy list of pesticides for organic farming. Take a look here.

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Small Farms in Washington State

  Washington State University's “Profile of Small Farms in Washington State Agriculture” states that small farms comprise 91% of all farms in the United States...

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