• Lincoln County Aerial Application Ban Overturned; Statewide Petitions Also Rejected by Oregon Secretary of State

    Lincoln County Aerial Application Ban Overturned; Statewide Petitions Also Rejected by Oregon Secretary of State0

    Almost two years after oral arguments were made against the Lincoln County aerial herbicide ban, a circuit judge issued a decision invalidating the ban that was narrowly passed by Lincoln County voters in May 2017. Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Sheryl Bachart ruled that Oregon’s Pesticide Control Act prevents local government regulation of pesticides, including

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  • Northwest U.S. Air Tractor Dealer Retires

    Northwest U.S. Air Tractor Dealer Retires0

    OLNEY, Texas — Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch announced today the retirement, as an Air Tractor dealer, of Chip Kemper, owner of Queen Bee Air Specialties in Rigby, Idaho. With Kemper’s retirement, Queen Bee Air Specialties will cease operations as an Air Tractor dealer. “The Kemper family has been a long-time Air Tractor dealer, providing

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  • Pilots Put Their Equipment to the Test

    Pilots Put Their Equipment to the Test0

    MOSES LAKE — One by one the pilots took off, circled, lined up on the bright pink spot in the field on Road 7 Northeast and came in low — after all, that’s what aerial applicators (otherwise known as crop dusters) do. It was a test. “We’re testing for uniformity and swath width for these

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  • Officials Make Aerial Assault on Noxious Weeds

    Officials Make Aerial Assault on Noxious Weeds0

    McCOOK, Neb. — If you were in the vicinity of the Republican River in Red Willow County on Sept. 21 or 22, you may have noticed a blue helicopter flying low over the river. “We have been working on obtaining funding to control salt cedar and phragmites for about two years” said Bill Elliott, Red

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  • Fight Against Ants Goes Aerial

    Fight Against Ants Goes Aerial0

    NAHIKU — A roughly 150-acre section of Nahiku jungle seems even more enormous when compared to its miniature foe. Little fire ants, called one of the worst invasive species in the world and smaller than the average friendly ant, have millions of queens and billions of workers living in this East Maui area. Thick vegetation

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  • Emergency Declared Amid EEE Spread

    Emergency Declared Amid EEE Spread0

    GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration amid the apparent spread of EEE in local horses and as a plan is in place to kill mosquitoes carrying the virus. The local disaster emergency was signed Tuesday as a response, it cites, to public health threats from eastern equine encephalitis. The commissioners also

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