pesticides http://kcur.org en In Iowa, Government Asks Farmers To Control Runoff http://kcur.org/post/iowa-government-asks-farmers-control-runoff <p>This summer, officials in Iowa have been asking farmers to voluntarily reduce the amount of fertilizer they use. That’s because the fertilizer contains nitrates that are being washed into state waterways and creating environmental concerns locally and nationally. The runoff has been particularly bad this year, and the outcry over typical crop practices is growing.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:47:25 +0000 Clay Masters 43063 at http://kcur.org In Iowa, Government Asks Farmers To Control Runoff Produce Wars: The Dirty Dozen Vs. The Clean 15 http://kcur.org/post/produce-wars-dirty-dozen-vs-clean-15 <p>"Organic" has been the buzzword in produce for years, but not everyone has the budget to buy only fruit and vegetables with that certification.</p><p></p><p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 40911 at http://kcur.org Produce Wars: The Dirty Dozen Vs. The Clean 15 Widely Used Pesticide Under Scrutiny http://kcur.org/post/widely-used-pesticide-under-scrutiny <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5352b0395ace8-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5352b0395ace8-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5352b0395ace8-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-907525.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Salina, KS – Atrazine is one of the most widely used weed-killers in the country. But farm fields aren't the only place the chemical is commonly found.</p> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:34:43 +0000 Bryan Thompson 6728 at http://kcur.org EPA Attempts To Limit Amish And Mennonite Pesticide Use http://kcur.org/post/epa-attempts-limit-amish-and-mennonite-pesticide-use <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535296a846b6e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535296a846b6e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535296a846b6e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-891037.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Rich Hill, Mo. – The University of Missouri, in a campaign funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, is trying to teach Missouri Amish and Mennonite farmers more environmentally-friendly farming practices.</p> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:01:52 +0000 Alex Smith 6419 at http://kcur.org EPA Attempts To Limit Amish And Mennonite Pesticide Use