USDA

COMMENTARY | “Climate Smart” Agriculture Requires Better Environmental Assessments

by | October 2, 2022
USDA should skip playing the markets and allow for greater public input as it develops its climate programs ...

Letter to BLM, USDA – Scope of environmental review for Federal Lands, Minnesota – 01-19-2022 (PDF)

by | January 19, 2022
DESCRIPTION: PEER submitted a letter covering past USFS employee critical feedback, treaty rights impacting NEPA scope, and economic issues related to a USFS and BLM proposal to remove a large amount of BLM-controlled mineral resources under the Superior National Forest from leasing for ...

BLOG | Research Suppression at USDA and Stagnation of Agricultural Science

by | February 11, 2021
Jonathan Lundgren was a top-rated USDA research scientist until he started revealing the environmental harms of the neonicotinoid insecticides and other favorite products of the pesticide industry ...

BLOG | Vilsack Pick Fails Scientific Integrity Test

by | February 3, 2021
Biden’s nominee for USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, had a dubious record on scientific integrity and ties to agri-business during his previous stint at USDA ...

Vilsack’s Disturbing Suppression of USDA Science 

by | January 29, 2021
His Biotech Advocacy Quashed Research Showing Adverse Effects ...