J. R. Pegg
He specializes in US policy, legislation and litigation related to pesticides and GM crops.
J.R. has been a journalist for 20 years, having previously covered environmental issues, chemical policy, and the television industry.
Latest From J. R. Pegg
A US appeals court has vacated the registrations of dicamba pesticides made by Bayer, BASF and Corteva Agriscience, concluding that the US EPA violated federal pesticide law when it approved use of the products on soybeans and cotton that have been genetically modified to tolerate the herbicide.
A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday (June 4) unveiled a new proposal to help farmers and forest managers participate in carbon markets and make money for soil conservation, tree planting, wetlands restoration and other practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The largest US union group continues to press a federal court to force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an emergency rule to protect workers from COVID-19 and says the agency’s refusal is contrary to federal law.
USDA wants a federal court to toss a legal challenge of its swine inspection rule brought by food safety advocates, arguing the groups lack standing as they can’t show the new regulation “substantially increases the risk” that any of their members will contract foodborne illness or be forced to pay higher prices for pork.
The Trump administration has hit back at a union lawsuit that seeks to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an emergency rule to protect workers from COVID-19, arguing such an “extreme step” is unnecessary and counterproductive.
Hemp farmers say prices for their crops have plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic and want USDA to provide relief by allowing them to tap into the $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).