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With New Rules, Minnesota Leads the Country in Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides


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With New Rules, Minnesota Leads the Country in Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides

Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)

St. Paul - This morning at the State Fair, Governor Mark Dayton and Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson announced Minnesota’s comprehensive new plans to limit the use of bee-harming pesticides across the state. Today’s decision concludes a nearly 3-year review of the impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on pollinators, conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). The executive order announced today makes Minnesota a national leader in pollinator protection — and the first state to tackle neonicotinoid use in farm fields and on public lands.

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