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Worker Protection Revisions Need Your Input!

by Shelly Connor — last modified Apr 11, 2014 01:47 PM
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Currently the EPA is looking for public input concerning the revisions. Comments must be received before June 17, 2014. read more...

Cockroach Prevention

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Mar 31, 2014 07:30 PM
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Did you know that the Northwest has at least five known cockroach types? Learn more about them and how to prevent them without chemicals. read more...

Idaho Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Honors Pioneers

by Jennifer Miller — last modified Feb 14, 2014 01:10 PM

Farmers committed to organic and sustainable agriculture aren’t the new kids on the block, anymore. read more...

Managing Mummy Berry and Spotted Wings in Blueberries

by Jennifer Miller — last modified Feb 13, 2014 02:05 PM

Plump, juicy blueberries are a nutritious and tasty treat, well loved by children and adults, alike. Two pests also find these berries to be a great food source, thus creating challenges for farmers. read more...

Annual Report 2012-2013

by Josh Vincent — last modified Dec 17, 2013 07:39 PM

See what we've been up to all year, and what we have planned for 2014! NCAP's 2012-2013 Annual Report is now available. read more...

Beauty and the Bees

by Kim Leval — last modified Nov 26, 2013 12:13 PM
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A recap of Shanik Resaurant's recent fundraiser for pollinator protection. read more...

Farewell Aimee

by Josh Vincent — last modified Nov 25, 2013 01:44 PM

We give our best to long-time NCAP staff member, Aimee Code, as she begins her new position with the Xerces Society. read more...

Winter Pest-Proofing

by Jennifer Snyder — last modified Nov 21, 2013 03:30 PM
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Out of sight, but not out of mind… While you may see fewer pests during fall and winter, it is a perfect time of year to exclude their access to the indoors. read more...

Support Grows for Pollinator Protection Amendment in Farm Bill

by Josh Vincent — last modified Oct 23, 2013 02:16 PM

A group of 58 organizations and businesses sent a letter to Congress this morning urging support for the Hastings pollinator protection amendment to the Farm Bill. read more...

2013 Rachel Carson Awards

by Josh Vincent — last modified Oct 17, 2013 07:26 PM

Each year at Healthy Harvest, we recognize a special activist who's work on pesticide issues has made a significant difference in their community. This year the award went to not one, but TWO very special people. read more...