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Greene County Cropdusting Company Loses Iowa License After Spraying Workers

DES MOINES, IOWA - An Iowa judge has ordered an Arkansas crop dusting company to stop flying in Iowa after a company plane sprayed farm workers with fungicide last month.

Margaret LaMarche, an administrative law judge, revoked the pesticide applicator license for Kin Company Ag Aviation of Beech Grove (Greene County), uphoding an earlier decision made by stata agriculture officials.

According to LaMarche, the company's pilot sprayed a fungicide on a cornfield July 22 in Marshall County, Iowa, affecting 36 detasselers working in a nearby cornfield.  LaMarche said the workers had to be decontaminated by a hazardous materials crew and treated at a hospital.

Kin Company has 30 days to appeal the decision to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.  If Northey upholds the revocation, the company can appeal in district court.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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