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Va. pollinator plan aligned with national recommendations to revive honeybee population

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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released its pollinator protection plan just as a task force for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology published a commentary examining honey bee health stressors. 

Farmers disposing of unwanted pesticides safely

More than 1.4 million pounds of outdated and unwanted pesticides have been collected and destroyed since the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services began the Virginia Pesticide Disposal Program in 1990.

USDA report: Pesticide residues on food well below amounts dangerous to humans

Any pesticide chemical residue found on samples of various foods tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture fell below levels that could pose a safety risk, according to findings released earlier this year.

USDA study: Pesticide residues not a safety concern

Whether produced organically or conventionally, fruits and vegetables raised in the United States are safe to eat. That’s the conclusion of a pesticide residue study released May 25 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

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