pesticides http://kbia.org en Government shutdown creates backlog of ag chemicals used in pesticides http://kbia.org/post/government-shutdown-creates-backlog-ag-chemicals-used-pesticides <p>The government shutdown is creating a backlog of chemicals needed to produce the steady supply of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides American farmers count on to keep pests from destroying their crops.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:44:45 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 42170 at http://kbia.org Government shutdown creates backlog of ag chemicals used in pesticides Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of ag runoff http://kbia.org/post/scientists-check-corn-belt-waters-effects-ag-runoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eleven miles northeast of Centralia, Mo., five U.S. Geological Survey scientists don waders and bright reflective life jackets to wade into </span>Goodwater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Creek. Plenty of fish live in the stream’s murky slow-moving waters, along with snakes, crayfish, mussels and snapping turtles. On this overcast morning, the team collects water samples and checks submerged cages of </span>fathead<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> minnows for eggs.</span></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:13:44 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 35608 at http://kbia.org Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of ag runoff Wal-Mart pleads guilty to violating federal rules in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/wal-mart-pleads-guilty-violating-federal-rules-missouri <p>Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pleaded guilty in Missouri to violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act by failing to properly handle pesticides that had been returned by customers at its stores across the country.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:57:08 +0000 Associated Press 34478 at http://kbia.org Wal-Mart pleads guilty to violating federal rules in Missouri