The State Pesticide Board will hold a new hearing this summer on whether tomato grower Ag-Mart forced workers to stay in fields that had just been sprayed with chemicals. The board tentatively agreed yesterday to hold a hearing in July on 202 violations. The board also assessed a civil penalty of $21,000 for 42 willful violations. Ag-Mart farms about 700 acres in Brunswick County, and until recently grew tomatoes in Pender County.
Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.