ATTRA News Bytes: Methyl Iodide; CSP Deadline; Urban Gardens

California Approval of Methyl Iodide on Strawberry Fields Challenged A coalition representing farmworkers and environmental groups is challenging the state of California’s approval in December of the agricultural fumigant…
CSP 2011 Sign-Up Deadline Extended; New CSP Enhancements Approved and Scored The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) reports that USDA has extended the application deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for 2011 from January 7 until the 21st…
Urban Garden Contamination Risk Assessed A Cornell pilot study of 44 gardens in New York City shows that less than 10 percent of soil samples tested had more lead than than state guidance values… (Related ATTRA Publication: Start a Farm in the City)

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