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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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Dow appeals $455 million patent dispute to US Supreme Court

Dow AgroSciences (part of DowDuPont) has asked the US Supreme Court to review and reverse a federal court ruling that requires it to pay Bayer’s Crop Science division some $455 million for violating a patent agreement related to a gene used to convey tolerance to the herbicide, glufosinate-ammonium. 

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Controversy lingers over digital GMO disclosure

A USDA-commissioned study on challenges consumers may face using electronic methods to obtain information on foods made with genetically engineered ingredients has done little to settle broad disagreements about the fairness and effectiveness of allowing food companies to use technology to comply with federal GMO disclosure requirements.

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Arkansas ponders 2018 dicamba ban

Arkansas has taken another step towards imposing a spring cut-off date in 2018 for spraying of dicamba, a move intended to address complaints about drift damage to soybeans and other non-target crops from the herbicide.

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Monsanto presses US state of Arkansas over dicamba ban

Monsanto is urging the US state of Arkansas to reject a call to severely restrict use of the herbicide, dicamba, and warning that it may turn to the courts if the proposal is adopted. 

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USDA contests organic ‘sunset’ challenge

USDA has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its revisions to the process for reviewing non-organic and synthetic substances used in organic farming.

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Sargento urges court to dismiss GMO class action

Cheese maker Sargento Foods is urging a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the company is misleading consumers by labeling its cheese as "natural."

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