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Alaska blocks marijuana suspected of containing pesticides

Nov. 5, 2019 1:23 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Matanuska-Susitna Borough marijuana grower is under investigation in Alaska for possible distribution of products cultivated with pesticides, officials said. The state Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office sent an advisory to Alaska marijuana retail stores Nov. 1 ordering the...

California bans pesticide linked to brain damage in children

Oct. 9, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A widely used agricultural pesticide that California environmental officials have said has been linked to brain damage in children will be banned after next year under an agreement reached with the manufacturer, state officials announced Wednesday. Under the deal, all California sales of...

The Latest: President of growers group disappointed by ban

Oct. 9, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California banning a pesticide that has been linked to brain damage in children (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The president of a citrus association that represents about 5,000 growers has expressed disappointment that a widely used pesticide is being banned in California...

Beekeepers protect hives from pesticide amid virus fight

Oct. 4, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Beekeepers in a northern Indiana county say they were able to protect their honey-producing hives from a pesticide used in aerial spraying to combat a rare mosquito-borne virus. Crews in Elkhart County recently began spraying Dibrom to kill mosquitoes that spread eastern equine...

Cattle & dairy farmers are becoming environmentally friendly

Sep. 23, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

HADLEY, Mass. (AP) — Methane, a greenhouse gas, gets turned into electricity at Barstow's Longview Farm in Hadley. Enough electricity is generated from cow manure and food waste to power over 1,000 homes. The gas traps heat in the atmosphere and cows produce methane through belches, farts and their manure...

Maine potato growers might need to reduce use of pesticide

Sep. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A crop specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is informing the state's potato farmers that they might need to reduce use of a widely used pesticide that controls blight. Steven Johnson said national and international changes in the regulation of a fungicide...

House backs tax credit to boost methane in manufacturing

Sep. 19, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to cut taxes for manufacturers who use methane to make fertilizer or petrochemicals is on its way to Pennsylvania's Senate after a positive vote in the state House of Representatives. House members voted 139 to 46 on Thursday in favor of the proposed Energy and Fertilizer...

'Chicken sludge' on fields draws complaints of stench, flies

Sep. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — People in rural Alabama are raising concerns about the use of "chicken sludge" as fertilizer on farm fields as the state considers new rules on how such products can be used. The sludge from a poultry processing plant left an overpowering stench when it was applied to a neighbor's...