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Buildup's impacts on agriculture discussed

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by Heather Hauswirth

Guam - The demand on the agricultural industry with the anticipated military buildup was the focus of a regional conference held today at the Department of Agriculture.  Guam Environmental Protection Agency Pesticide Enforcement Program Manager Betwin Alokoa was one of the presenters.

He stated, "The proposed military expansion - there will be impacts to Guam and the islands around Guam because of the population increase and every time you have a population increase there is in my case going to be a pesticide increased use in importation."

Alokoa says it is essential for farmers to be properly trained and certified, as it's required by law for those who sell commodities.

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