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New Idaho law eases chemigation regs

The law reduces paperwork while maintaining proper training.

Farm Press Staff

April 15, 2024

1 Min Read
Sprinklers.Todd Fitchette

A new law in Idaho eases licensing requirements for chemigators, reducing paperwork while still ensuring that irrigators are adequately trained and informed.

Chemigation is the practice of applying pesticides or fertilizers through irrigation systems and has long been a critical component of Idaho farming operations, the state Department of Agriculture explained in a release.

“I hope customers feel comfortable coming to us with concerns, and I’m grateful for legislators who do the same,” agency director Chanel Tewalt said. “A practice being in place for several years does not inhibit us from reevaluating its efficacy for industry. I want industry and policymakers to feel comfortable having conversations with us about how to better serve Id...

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