Errant Crop Dusting in Illinois Sends 70 Teenagers to the Hospital
Midwest Wine Press has received many reports of herbicide misapplication recently from all over the region. Today’s mishap near Springfield, Illinois is an example of the careless way agricultural chemicals are often being applied.
Enforcement of herbicide regulations is scattershot and establishing liability can be a legal nightmare for grape growers. Midwest Wine Press is currently determining how we can lend our voice to the growing outcry for tougher rules to protect grape and fruit growers.
Would you be interested in participating in a larger effort to pass, and enforce, tougher herbicide regulations?
Here’s the story from the Springfield Journal Register about the crop duster spraying the kids today: http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x946756610/Dozens-of-workers-sprayed-by-cropduster-in-eastern-Illinois-corn-field