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EPA reverses ban on pesticide seen as threat to bees

The Trump administration is allowing a once-prohibited farm pesticide back on the market over objections from beekeepers.


Marijuana pesticide contamination worries Oregon farmers

Concerns about pesticide drift are nothing new in agriculture, but the issue has taken on new gravity for Oregon farmers with marijuana-growing neighbors. Due to Oregon’s pesticide testing regime for …


Ben & Jerry’s hasn’t cleaned up its act, consumer group claims

It’s summer in America, and that means action-packed movies, piles of hot dogs and plenty of ice cream. But according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by a consumer food-advocacy group, …


California, U.S. team up on an issue that divides them: pot

An alarming increase in the use of a highly toxic and banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California is leading U.S. and state officials to …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

Amazon to pay $1.2 million in illegal pesticide sales case

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides. It’s one of the largest penalties assessed under federal pesticides …


Fines for pesticide use violations quadrupled in Oregon

As the Oregon Legislature considers four bills that would tighten regulations around pesticides, the state’s Agriculture Department says the dollar amount of fines it issued for improper pesticide use quadrupled …


State agencies warn marijuana growers of pesticide use

APNewsNow. BEND, Ore. (AP) – State agencies are reminding marijuana producers to limit their use of pesticides in the wake of two recent public health alerts.


Health alert issued for pesticide-tainted pot

Oregon health officials have issued a health alert about marijuana products that may have been tainted with high levels of a pesticide and sold to about 130 people southwest of …


Marijuana businesses push back against Oct. 1 changes

A marijuana industry group is asking Oregon lawmakers to delay Oct. 1 deadlines for the state’s new marijuana regulations by at least 30 days.


King County considers making pot get checked for pesticides

King County is considering creating a program that would test marijuana for prohibited pesticides.


Idaho offers free pesticide disposal

Free pesticide disposal is available May 12 in Coeur d’Alene through the Idaho Department of Agriculture. The event is open to agricultural producers, pesticide dealers, professional applicators and homeowners who …


Portland to spray for gypsy moths

Officials will soon begin spraying insecticide to keep gypsy moths out of Portland.


Spokane lab finds pesticides in many marijuana products

Gordon Fagras said the findings produced by his chemical laboratory, which looks for hyper-specific contaminants on the state’s marijuana crop, will add value to the product. The state doesn’t require …


Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

In what lawyers are calling the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry, two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot …


Pesticide-free orchard worth additional effort

Last year, I wrote a column about growing fruit trees organically. In it, I detailed what my husband and I have been doing to grow worm-free apples over the past …


Doug Clark: Bug Samaritan takes a stand

Message to the Washington Department of Agriculture: You can have my bug sprayer when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the handle.


Give DE a try, rather than toxic pesticides

Want a safer way to get rid of unwanted pests like ants, roaches, and even bedbugs? Do your part and try something you’ve probably never even heard of: diatomaceous earth, …


Woman treated after pesticide spill

A woman suffered shortness of breath and was hospitalized Thursday after some of the pesticides she was trying to purchase spilled at an East Sprague store.


Fuzzy skin makes peaches susceptible to pesticide retention

As we munch into the fragrant core of peach season, shoppers face an array of choices for the same fuzzy fruit but little guidance on which type to pick. Expensive …