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Op-Ed | Mike Pasner: NID Roundup Pilot Project is Finally Open to the Public

February 12, 2019 – For over forty years, 350 miles of the Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) 450 mile raw water canal system have been chemically managed with herbicides. Copper-based aquatic herbicides are dripped directly into the water throughout the irrigation season (April – October). Roundup is sprayed along the ditch banks and berms throughout the […]

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Mike Pasner: The Change NID Needs

September 25, 2018 – The upcoming election to fill spots on NID’s board of directors is the most important election in the 32 years that I have been farming in Penn Valley. On November 6, we will have the opportunity to fundamentally change “business as usual”. The current board majority consists of a gathering of like-minded […]

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Op-Ed | Mike Pasner: Poison in the Water?

PENN VALLEY, Calif. June 26, 2017 – NID is registered with Nevada County agricultural department for use of 23 chemicals. That is 216.18 pounds and 4,665.01 gallons of materials in 2016. Since there are 62 delivery points, I am worried that the concentration at these delivery points is toxic to livestock, fish and wild animals. There’s […]