Dent Recognized Nationally For Work To Help Farmers, Ranchers, Pesticide Industry

In September, CropLife America recognized Moses Lake Representative Tom Dent with its State Leadership Award for his “support of farmers, ranchers and the pesticide industry” The Central Washington Republican said the national honor was humbling and completely caught him off guard. “She explained the award to me and then we hung up and I gave […]

WSDA Takes Additional Steps To Promote Social Distancing

As the state of Washington continues to battle COVID-19, the state Department of Agriculture is taking additional steps to promote social distancing. Last week, WSDA announced that offices across the state would be closed for the foreseeable future. WSDA’s Hector Castro said that’s not the only change they’ve made. He said License Pesticide test have […]

Washington’s TSEP Program Earns National Honors

Congratulations to the Washington state Department of Agriculture’s Technical Services and Education Program.  Last week TSEP earned a national innovation award as “one of the most robust pesticide safety training programs in the nation”.  That award was handed out at the Pesticide Stewardship Alliance annual conference in San Antonio, TX.  TPSA is a national consortium […]

EPA Issues Stop Sale Order For Imported Pesticides

Last week, the EPA Region 10, based in Seattle, issued a “Stop Sale” order to online marketplace Bonanza.com requiring the company to immediately halt sales of a dozen imported pesticide products not legal, or safe, for sale in the United States.  Among the unregistered, illegal pesticides targeted by the order is “Miraculous Insecticide Chalk,” a […]