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Multiple Failings in EPA’s Pesticide Regulation Exposed by Analysis of Herbicides Risk to Salmon

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 09, 2012 12:24 PM
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Healthy Harvest: NCAP's Annual Event 2012

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 02, 2012 07:26 PM
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Farmers Speak Out On 2012 Farm Bill

by Jennifer Miller — last modified Mar 21, 2012 07:31 PM

Oregon Farmer Travels to Washington, DC to meet with Congressman Kurt Schrader read more...

NCAP Turns 35: Check Out Our 35th Anniversary Website!

by jpovolny — last modified Feb 16, 2012 03:55 PM


The School Environmental Protection Act (SEPA)

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jan 27, 2012 07:02 PM
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A new bill that would provide a minimum national standard to protect kids by reducing pesticide use in their places of learning. read more...

'Tis the Season...for in District Outreach

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:49 AM

Margaret Krome of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute explains why this is the season to meet with your delegates. Courtesy of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). read more...

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Composting for Healthy Plants

by Genealle Visagorskis — last modified Dec 21, 2011 05:27 PM
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What to do with all those leaves? They're compost gold. Easy tips for starting your own pile. read more...

Tug of War

by Josh Vincent — last modified Dec 21, 2011 05:03 PM
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2011's story of environmental groups, chemical companies, and the battle for science. read more...

Sink or Swim

by Josh Vincent — last modified Dec 21, 2011 04:46 PM

if you were on a ship that was sinking, would you climb in a lifeboat and start rowing, or would you throw the lifeboat overboard to lighten the load? This seemingly easy-to-answer question has given Congress a hard time in the form of ‘What to do with sustainable agriculture programs now that the economy is failing?’ read more...

Wild About Bed Bugs

by Josh Vincent — last modified Dec 21, 2011 04:41 PM
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Call him the ‘Bed Bug Czar.’ Jon Wild is a property manager with Home Forward, a public housing provider in Portland, Oregon. read more...