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california state and county officials falling short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

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California state and county officials falling short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

Daniel Melling

The state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation registers pesticide products; county-level agricultural commissioners issue permits for the use of “restricted” pesticides — those that present significant human health or environmental concerns. State law requires that when farmers apply for pesticide use permits, county agricultural commissioners must deny the use of a restricted pesticide when feasible safer…

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