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.
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The US EPA is reviewing requests by several pesticide manufacturers to allow use of their products on hemp.
EPA is reviewing requests by several pesticide manufacturers to allow use of their products on hemp, a move officials say reflects the widespread interest among U.S. farmers to grow the newly legal and potentially lucrative crop.
The Trump administration's plan to revise eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will harm vulnerable populations and should be abandoned, the U.S. Conference of Mayors said Wednesday (August 21) in a letter to USDA officials.
Environmental groups have filed suit to reverse the Trump administration's recent decision to approve use of the insecticide sulfoxaflor on citrus, cotton, soybeans and more than a dozen other crops, arguing EPA failed to ensure legal uses won't cause undue harm to the environment.
US environmentalist groups have filed suit to reverse the Trump administration's recent decision to approve use of the insecticide, sulfoxaflor (trade-marked as Isoclast), on citrus, cotton, soybeans and more than a dozen other crops, arguing that the EPA failed to ensure that legal uses will not cause undue harm to the environment.
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) on Monday (Aug. 19) issued interim guidance for credit unions to provide financial services to hemp businesses, a move intended to address concerns that hemp growers and processors have struggled to access to loans and credit.