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Pesticides are Vital to Maintain High Crop Yields

Pesticide Use is Widespread in U.S. Crop Production

Did You Know?: Organic Farmers Use Pesticides Too

Why do U.S. farmers spray so many acres of crops with pesticides every year?

Did you know?: fruit and vegetable crops have been dependent on pesticides for 100 years?

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