UACES Facebook Webinar will focus on legal issues for pesticides

Webinar will focus on legal issues for pesticides

By Fred Miller
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Oct. 27, 2017

Fast Facts:

  • Nov. 1 webinar will address legal issues concerning pesticide use
  • Farmers across the country are dealing with pesticide problems and concerns
  • Details here: http://nationalaglawcenter.org/consortium/webinars/pesticide/ 

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Agriculture and Food Law Consortium will present a free webinar,“From Farm Fields to the Courthouse: Legal Issues Surrounding Pesticide Use,” on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. Central. 

Rusty Rumley

Pesticide use and subsequent damage to neighboring crops is an ongoing problem for producers across the country this year. However, the way that pesticides are regulated, labeled and used are not commonly understood. 

From regulatory issues to neighbor-vs.-neighbor complaints, there are numerous legal issues surrounding the regulatory approval process, application of products, and litigation when harm does occur. 

 

Speakers Rusty Rumley and Tiffany Dowell Lashmet will examine many of the legal issues, from approval to usage that currently face producers and landowners across the country. Congressional staffers, landowners, students, and ag professionals seeking additional understanding of legal issues involving pesticides will want to attend this presentation. 

Details on this upcoming webinar, including sign-in information, are available online:

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/consortium/webinars/pesticide/.Tiffany Dowell Lashmet

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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