Stories tagged: pesticides
Fri., July 12, 2019
The Trump administration is allowing a once-prohibited farm pesticide back on the market over objections from beekeepers.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
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 …
Thu., July 12, 2018
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, …
Tue., May 29, 2018
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
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 …
Sun., April 2, 2017
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 …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
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.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
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 …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016
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.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016
King County is considering creating a program that would test marijuana for prohibited pesticides.
Tue., May 3, 2016
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 …
Fri., April 15, 2016
Officials will soon begin spraying insecticide to keep gypsy moths out of Portland.
Sun., March 20, 2016
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 …
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015
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 …
Sun., May 13, 2012
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 …
Thu., May 10, 2012
Message to the Washington Department of Agriculture: You can have my bug sprayer when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the handle.
Mon., May 2, 2011
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, …
Fri., May 14, 2010
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.
Tue., Aug. 18, 2009
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 …