One Oregon County Wants to Force Farm to Spray Organic Crops with Toxic Glyphosate HerbicideSherman County may be issuing a Court Order on May 22, 2017, to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly to spray the whole farm with poisonous herbicides, contaminating them with Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides. This will destroy all the efforts Azure Farms has made for years to produce the very cleanest and healthiest food humanly possible. About 2,000 organic acres would be impacted; that is about 2.8 times the size of the City of London, England, and 1.5 times the size of the city center of Philadelphia that could be sprayed with noxious, toxic, polluting herbicides. The county would then put a lien on the farm to pay for the expense of the labor and chemicals used. Sherman County is changing the interpretation of its statutory code from controlling noxious weeds to eradicating noxious weeds. These weeds include Morning Glory, Canada Thistle, and Whitetop, all of which have been on the farm for many years, but that only toxic chemicals will eradicate.
One Oregon County Wants to Force Farm to Spray Organic Crops with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide
From the outside, this looks like a LAND GRAB. Does the County have plans for this property in the future, and this is how they are going about taking ownership? The City or County Planning departments may have some information that could be helpful. If that is not the case, Sherman County SHOULD ISSUE AN EXEMPTION FOR ALL ORGANIC FARMS to be sprayed with ANY herbicides that will disqualify the farm from their ORGANIC STATUS.