Dr. Rick Freeman: Getting it Together

Farmer Tom Lauerman

By Dr. Rick Freeman For family farmers, 1988 was a tough year.  Stuck between cut-throat competition from Big Ag and the devastation of a Big Drought, many small-scale farmers dropped out.  But, not all of them.  That was the year that seven bedraggled, small-scale organic farmers in southwest Wisconsin formed the Coulee Region Organic Produce Read the full article…

Oregon Flags Potential Problem With Popular Pesticide Used On Marijuana

Recreational Marijuana

OREGON: The Oregon Department of Agriculture on Friday temporarily removed a popular pesticide from its list of chemicals cannabis growers may use on their crop. Rodger Voelker, a chemist with OG Analytical, a marijuana testing lab in Eugene, said he recently noticed that abamectin, a common insecticide, had turned up in a handful of cannabis samples submitted Read the full article…

Colorado Tries To Clamp Down On Pesticide Use On Pot

A Colorado courtroom dispute has the potential to dramatically alter how marijuana is grown across the state.

COLORADO:  A dry courtroom dispute unfolding here has the potential to dramatically alter how marijuana is grown across Colorado, as health inspectors try clamp down on pesticide use by pot growers. The court fight is over whether Denver health officials and state agriculture inspectors have the right to quarantine and test marijuana they believe has Read the full article…