There are probably hundreds of emergency pesticide exemptions in your state. You can look them up in a handy online database. There could be a story in it.
EPA grants emergency exemptions from pesticide use legal requirements for limited time periods in special cases when it determines that emergency conditions exist. Such conditions might typically include an unusual infestation or a crisis in crop production. The exemptions are usually place-specific and crop-specific.
Find out more about the database, or search for exemptions in your state, here. 
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