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“This would put Vermont farmers at a significant disadvantage.”

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, explaining his veto of a bill that would severely restrict the use of neonicotinoids, a type of pesticide that’s toxic to bees and other pollinators. Scott, a Republican, is expected to veto a number of bills, saying there’s a lack of balance in the Democrat-controlled Legislature that causes opposing perspectives and data to not be considered. Lawmakers may attempt to override the governor’s neonicotinoids veto during a special session next month. (Associated Press — May 21, 2024)

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