Organic crop farmers find pesticide drift contentious and costly –

The chief scientist for The Organic Center says organic farmers shoulder most of the burden when pesticides drift from a neighboring farm. 
Jessica Shade says organic farmers have little recourse when there’s off-target movement of pesticides being applied on conventional acres.
“It’s been stressing their relationships with neighbors (and) costing them money, but also costing them a lot of time. So there are a lot of things that don’t get quantified.”
Speaking to Brownfield at the Iowa Organic Conference in Iowa City Monday, she says the Organic Center is working to change that.