The European Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed voted last Friday to ban the use of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. The ban is expected to be finalized in January. According to a post-vote European Commission statement, “Experts concluded that concerns related to human health exist, in particular in relation to possible genotoxicity and… Read more »
Partnership for Ag Resource Management (PARM) began working with ag retailers in the Sandusky River Watershed, Ohio to address nutrient runoff with profitable products and services in 2011. Since then, serviced acres implementing VRT have quadrupled, cover crops and rotational soil sampling have more than doubled and several other nutrient-retaining methods have increased significantly. In 2015, PARM expanded into the entire Great Lakes Basin with participating ag retailers now representing more than 4.7 million acres. Learn more.