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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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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.