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In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
More evidence links pesticides to honeybee loses
Grist - 4/10/2012.
By Claire Thompson – Beekeepers have filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove clothianidin from the market. Meanwhile, three studies strengthen the link between bee die-offs and neonicotinoids (neonics), the chemical family of which clothianidin is a member.
You have just experienced the hottest US winter on record
Treehugger - 4/10/2012.
By Brian Merchant – Another day, another alarming chunk of evidence that the planet is continuing to warm at a disturbing pace. The latest comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has released data revealing that the continental U.S. just lived through the hottest March on record.
EPA paves pathway for ‘Agent Orange’ GM Corn
Common Dreams - 4/10/2012.
The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition to ban the sale of the 2,4-D pesticide, a major ingredient in the Vietnam-era defoliant 'Agent Orange'. Use of 2,4-D could skyrocket soon because its main manufacturer, Dow Chemical, is hoping to receive approval to sell genetically modified corn seeds that are resistant to 2,4-D.
Feds say 3 pesticides harmful to salmon
Fresno Bee - 4/9/2012.
By Jeff Barnard – A draft federal evaluation has found that three more common pesticides used on home lawns and agricultural crops jeopardize the survival of West Coast salmon.
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