Posts Tagged ‘pesticides’

MDAC: Businesses ‘overwhelmingly support’ online pesticide registration

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) introduced the Pesticide Products Registration Online System in 2011 to overwhelming support from businesses nationwide, according to MDAC. In its first year of operation as a pilot system, over 80 percent of businesses took advantage of the online application as a way to register pesticides […] [...]

Several Delta waters removed from fish advisory

by MBJ Staff Published: August 2,2011

Tags: angling, environment, fish, fishing, pesticides, pollution, public health, runnoff, state government, wildlife

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The  Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)  and  the  Mississippi  State  Department of Health (MSDH) are removing several waters from the 2001 Delta Regional Fish  Advisory. The  agencies,  in  conjunction with the Mississippi Fish Advisory Task Force, have determined through fish tissue data analysis that people  can now consume all species of […] [...]

Senate committee passes pesticides legislation

by For the MBJ Published: June 22,2011

Tags: agriculture, environment, environmental planning, federal government, insecticides, pesticides

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee approved the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (HR.872). The bill looks to stop the federal government from requiring “new and redundant regulations: on pesticides, among them the insecticides used to control mosquitoes. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) was among the members who voted for the bill. HR.872 […] [...]

Senators want pesticides regulation overturned

by For the MBJ Published: April 19,2011

Tags: agriculture, federal government, pest control, pesticides

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has announced his support for prompt Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee consideration of House-passed legislation to overturn a new level of regulatory burdens on the use of pesticides. Cochran and all Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee have signed a letter to chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) that […] [...]

Cochran looking to kill new pesticides regulations

by For the MBJ Published: April 10,2011

Tags: federal government, mosquitoes, pesticides

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is co-sponsoring legislation to eliminate new and redundant federal regulatory requirements on the application of some pesticides, including those used by communities to control mosquitoes. The legislation (S.718) would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using the Clean Water Act to require a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination […] [...]

Inspectors watching pesticide applications

by Wally Northway Published: May 19,2010

Tags: agriculture, environment, pesticides

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is urging farmers to practice extreme caution when making pesticide applications this spring when especially high winds increase the chance of pesticide drift. Applicators are reminded to pay close attention to wind speed, direction, and the distance to neighboring crops and other sensitive areas before […] [...]

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