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Idaho Farmworkers Say They Were Hurt By Pesticides. Now, Lawmakers Could Relax Rules

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After a group of Parma farmworkers were hospitalized last year from alleged exposure to pesticides sprayed by a crop duster, advocates demanded change.

Instead, Idaho lawmakers could slash some state rules that regulate aerial pesticide spray after a crop duster association complained of excessive oversight and regulation. Idaho Statesman reporter Nicole Foy has been following this developing story, and joins Idaho Matters to share the latest. 

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Hi! I’m Gemma Gaudette, the host of the award-winning show, Idaho Matters. During the day you’ll find me researching and writing about all the fascinating topics we tackle on our show. And of course, at noon, each weekday you’ll find me live behind the microphone as Idaho Matters airs.