Farmers turn in unused pesticides



    OTTAWA, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Farmers in the Peace River region will be turning
in obsolete and unwanted pesticides August 24 - 28 at two area Viterra
locations.

    
    Photographers and reporters are welcome to visit the drop-off locations
at:
    -   10684 213 Road, Dawson Creek
    -   9704 78th St, Fort St. John
    

    This CleanFARMS(TM) program provides farmers with a free way to dispose
of the products and is just one element of Canada's plant science industry's
commitment to environmental responsibility and stewardship.
    Co-sponsors of this year's British Columbia collection are Agriculture
and Agri-Food Canada, BC Ministry of Environment, Environment Canada, BC
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, BC Agriculture Council, Investment
Agriculture Foundation of BC and Health Canada.
    Since 2005 more than 79,000 kilograms of obsolete, commercial-grade
pesticides have been collected in British Columbia through CleanFARMS(TM).





For further information:

For further information: Nadine Sisk, CropLife Canada, Director, Media
Relations, (613) 230-9881, siskn@croplife.ca

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