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J. R. Pegg

Washington, D.C.
J.R. Pegg joined Agrow as US correspondent in 2013, having written for Informa’s Pesticide and Chemical Policy for seven years prior to that.

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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