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In their own words: Making a deal on pesticide dealers

A central Illinois corn farmer refills his sprayer with the weedkiller glyphosate on a farm near Auburn, Ill. The pesticide has been the subject of intense international scrutiny.
Seth Perlman
A sprayer prepares to apply chemical to a corn field. A recent bill in the South Dakota legislature expanded the definition of a pesticide dealer.

This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

Updating bureaucratic regulations is not the most glamorous or exciting topic at the legislature, but it's still an important job that takes up a lot of lawmakers' time.

House Bill 1121is one of those bills. It modified the definition of a pesticide dealer in South Dakota.

While the bill was fairly narrow in scope, it did impact agriculture, the state's largest history. So perhaps it's not surprising the bill saw a fair amount of debate before it was ultimately passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Kristi Noem.

In their own words, hear the House Agricultural Committee discuss HB 1121.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.