Local demands to the Stanislaus Ag Commissioner:
We are asking the Stanislaus Agriculture Commissioner to take immediate action to better protect our children, farm workers, and neighbors from exposure to high pesticide use in the following ways:
1: Expand the school buffer zones to 5 mi. radius. (Currently, the law enforces a 1/4 mi protection buffer zone)
2: Require farmers to get school principals to sign off on NOI near their schools, to ensure children are not on campus at the actual application time.
3: Reduce the use of Telone applications across the county.
4: Expand the current Pesticide Notification Pilot program to the entire county and web post all Notices of Intent for all restricted material, that includes time, date, and location.
5: Include protections for farm workers that work near fumigant application