Vermont’s Pesticide Rule-making

Vermont is beginning the process of updating our pesticide rules for the first time since 1991, and over the next two years, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) will draft new rules, solicit public comments, hold public hearings, work with stakeholders, and decide whether to adopt stronger rules that reduce pesticide spraying and protect Vermont’s water bodies, or whether to continue the status quo.
The new pesticide rules is a unique opportunity for putting stronger rules on the books for better regulating pesticide use in Vermont. Unfortunately, cities and towns don’t have local authority to regulate pesticide spraying on private lands in Vermont, so our best opportunity to protect water bodies and curb pesticide spraying is to convince the state to take action.

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