State denies pesticide use on oyster beds

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State regulators have denied Washington shellfish growers a permit to use a controversial pesticide, saying imidacloprid is “too risky for Washington’s environment.” The move leaves the state’s multi-million-dollar oyster industry with limited options to control burrowing shrimp, a nemesis that … Continued

Food-Stamp Fight Imperils Farm Bill

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GOP seeks to nudge people away from receiving federal benefits and incentivize them to work THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – KRISTINA PETERSON – WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan’s long-sought goal of overhauling welfare programs will get a kick-start when Congress returns … Continued

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