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Wood River Organics Field Day Recap

by Jennifer Miller — last modified Aug 22, 2013 03:05 PM

Judd McMahan of Wood River Organics in Bellevue, Idaho hosted a farm tour for 35 farmers and community members in late July. read more...

Study Finds Pesticides in "Bee-Friendly" Plants

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 14, 2013 01:54 PM
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Plants marketed as "bee-friendly" by many home and garden stores may actually contain neonicotinoid pesticides, according to a study released today by Friends of the Earth (FOE). read more...

Help Phase Out Sulfuryl Flouride!

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 05, 2013 03:33 PM

Industry lobbyists have secured a provision in the House Appropriations Bill for 2014 that effectively eliminates the EPA's plan to phase out the dangerous fumigant sulfuryl fluoride. Please urge your representative to strike this language. read more...

Recap: Purple Sage Farms

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jul 22, 2013 03:50 PM

Tim and Mike Sommer of Purple Sage Farms in Middleton, Idaho hosted NCAP’s first field day for the season. read more...

Letter to the White House Urging Suspension of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jun 21, 2013 01:03 PM
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In coalition with allied environmental health and conservation groups, NCAP is urging the White House to direct EPA to suspend registration for neonicotinoid pesticides and perform immediate further review of their risks. read more...

Pesticide Exposure, Farmworker Rights, and Immigration Reform

by Kim Level — last modified May 23, 2013 01:52 PM

A look at how policy change on immigration can benefit farmworkers and the future of sustainable agriculture. read more...

Federal Scientists Say EPA Should Look Closer at Pesticides

by Josh Vincent — last modified May 16, 2013 06:12 PM

The National Research Council recently issued a report recommending that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) do more to ensure that pesticides do not harm threatened and endangered fish and wildlife. read more...

Backwash: The New Old Attack on Clean Water

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 26, 2013 03:17 PM

Politicians from both camps are again attempting to eliminate permitting requirements for pesticide applications in or near waterways. read more...

Scouting for Mummy Berry Disease

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 19, 2013 02:16 PM

This video demonstrates how to inspect blueberry plants for signs of mummy berry disease. Annual scouting is a crucial part of preventing and managing mummy berry disease in blueberries. read more...

Teresa DeAnda Receives Inaugural Community Hero Award

by Katie Kis — last modified Apr 19, 2013 01:09 PM
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NCAP's first ever Community Hero Award goes to Teresa DeAnda of California for her innovative and effective efforts to protect her community from pesticides. read more...