The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report, revealing that 99 percent of the samples tested had pesticide residues well below the tolerances established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with 15 percent having no detectable pesticide residue.

The report is based on data from 2015.

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will be holding three public hearings to gather stakeholder input about a recently proposed regulation on agricultural pesticide use near schools and child daycare centers.

Western Growers’ members are highly encouraged to participate in these hearings and voice their concerns about how this regulation would affect operations, as DPR will use this input to develop the new regulation.

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