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Published September 21, 2009, 06:43 AM

Demand for crop dusting soars with new pesticides

The Federal Aviation Administration says the number of hours flown by crop dusters climbed 29 percent between 2003 and 2007 to more than 1.4 million. The surge in demand is mainly in the Midwest and tied closely to the region's hallmark crops — corn and soybeans.

By: Michael J. Crumb, Associated Press

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