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The Big Secret: Highly toxic pesticides in the Rockies

April 16, 1982

A special issue on agriculture, with articles on agriculture economics, soil erosion and the secrecy surrounding the use of pesticides in Rocky Mountain states.

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The Big Secret: Highly toxic pesticides in the Rockies
Although the use of toxic chemicals for agriculture in the Rocky Mountains is a public health concern, it is not a matter of public record.
Soil erosion: Slip-sliding away
Nationwide, almost four billion tons of topsoil are lost every year to water erosion. About half that loss is on cropland.
The agriculture economic squeeze
The economic state of ranching and farming in the United States today is so gloomy that any reasonable business-person would ask, ''Why the hell is anyone in agriculture?"