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Neonicotinoids: Foliar Spray Uses Confirmed as a Risk to Bees

Ban on Outdoor Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides Clothianidin, Thiamethoxam and Imidacloprid Approved by EU Member States – The neonicotinoids will “… only be allowed in permanent greenhouses where no contact with bees is expected … The Regulation will now be adopted by the European Commission in the coming weeks and become applicable by the end of the year …”

 

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Groups Reach Consensus on Some Farm Bill Policies

The American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmers Union and six groups representing commodities grown mostly in the northern states have reached consensus on a series of farm bill proposals, but groups representing generally southern crops have not signed off on them. Read more

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