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Appeals court spurns challenge to Kansas pesticide rules


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has spurned a lawsuit challenging a Kansas regulation on pesticide treatment.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Monday sided with a lower court in upholding its decision to throw out a lawsuit filed by filed by pest control applicator Ralph Rogerson.

Rogerson had claimed in his lawsuit that a Kansas Department of Agriculture regulation requires excessive pesticide treatment in preconstruction applications.

At issue is a state rule requiring both horizontal and vertical application of termite pesticides.

His lawsuit complained the Kansa...

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