Here’s the language regarding pollinators and pesticides that the Boulder County Commissioners voted to include in the new Cropland Policy document on December 20th.
“Pollinators, especially bees, are vital to agriculture in Boulder County. Maintaining healthy pollinator populations requires cooperation between farmers, ranchers, bee keepers, and the county. The county shall provide opportunities for dialogue and cooperation between all parties. In the event that any pesticides or practices are linked with Colony Collapse Disorder, Boulder County will work with all involved to eliminate the impact possibly including a ban on a practice or pesticide.