Should ‘Regenerative’ Agriculture Get Its Own Label?
While it’s not clear that the market has room for another eco-label, some regenerative ag advocates appear to be pushing that agenda forward.Read more
July 3, 2017
Published by collinsreports at July 3, 2017
After six months of filing one Freedom of Information Act request each weekday, I’ve learned a lot — though not necessarily from the records I asked for.
May 23, 2017
Published by collinsreports at May 23, 2017
Only about half of the nation’s organic operations participate in the USDA’s organic certification cost-share program. Since the program was created in the 2002 Farm Bill, approximately $60 million has been allocated to it.
April 24, 2017
Published by collinsreports at April 24, 2017
I submitted a FOIA request to the agency on March 10, asking for financial documents that would substantiate the allegations of frivolous spending. On April 20, the agency responded that no such document exists.
March 16, 2017
Published by collinsreports at March 16, 2017
The FDA is refusing to say which companies received recalled shipments of Egyptian strawberries contaminated with Hepatitis B last year — an act the agency defends as protecting companies’ trade secrets.
February 28, 2017
Published by collinsreports at February 28, 2017
Some government agencies just hate releasing their records. The FBI and the USDA recently have proved they’ll do just about anything to skirt transparent recordkeeping, and I’d like to add the Federal Aviation Administration to that list.
February 10, 2017
Published by collinsreports at February 10, 2017
Let’s hear a round of applause for the journalists and advocates who rushed to the rescue when the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service pulled inspection and enforcement data from its website last week
January 31, 2017
Published by collinsreports at January 31, 2017
The U.S. government has been pushing hard recently for requesters to file FOIAs through its own centralized portal, known as FOIAonline, instead of sending requests from personal or work email accounts.