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Huge organic farm under threat; County will invade and spray Roundup May 15

May 18th, 2017
Categories: Past News

Link: https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/huge-organic-farm-under-threat-county-will-invade-and-spray-roundup/

Azure Farms is a working, certified organic farm in Sherman County Oregon. Sherman County. It has been certified organic for 18 years; produces organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef. Sherman County is changing the interpretation of its statutory code from controlling noxious weeds to eradicating noxious weeds that only toxic chemicals will eradicate. Sherman County may be issuing a Court Order on May 22, 2017 to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly spray the whole farm with poisonous herbicides, contaminating them with Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides. 2,000 organic acres would be impacted The county would then put a lien on the farm to pay for the expense of the labor and chemicals used.

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