As cold and snow blankets much of the Midwest and beyond we bring you these stories: some states are not prioritizing farmworkers for the vaccine despite CDC recommendations, our Graphic of the Week looks at fines for environmental violations during the Trump administration and Dave Dickey considers the state of dicamba registrations.

Please stay safe and warm, and read on.

The CDC recommended states prioritize farmworkers for the COVID-19 vaccine. A few large agricultural states have not.

By  | February 18, 2021

Despite Centers for Disease Control recommendations, a few states with large farmworker populations have not prioritized COVID-19 vaccinations for farmworkers. 

Because farmworkers risk COVID-19 exposure in the course of their jobs, the CDC proposed that they should be near the front of the vaccination line. But Texas and Florida, which have large farmworker populations, have not included farmworkers in their initial rollouts, according to state documents.


GRAPHIC: Fines for environmental violations dropped during Trump administration


Opinion: Feds and the Courts need to deliver certainty on dicamba

By Dave Dickey, Commentator | February 10, 2021


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