Christian Schlect

Schlect: Immigration

By |November 24th, 2014|

●  Now that President Obama has issued his executive order related to immigration, advocates for agricultural employers who have [...]

Schlect: Cow paths and ports

By |November 19th, 2014|

● A virtual shutdown of West Coast ports has severely damaged export efforts of our tree-fruit industry. Efforts [...]

Schlect: Cherry Street

By |October 27th, 2014|

● The Produce Marketing Association has hired a new team, Cornerstone Government Affairs, to represent it in Washington, D.C. Hunt [...]

Schlect: Focus on United

By |October 13th, 2014|

●  The New York Times Magazine issue of October 12 contains a feature article on the school lunch lobbying wars [...]

Schlect: Food Safety — We’re Covered

By |September 23rd, 2014|

● Last Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its anticipated revisions to four proposed rules [...]

Schlect: Mr. Hastings

By |September 4th, 2014|

●  Yesterday, Congressman Doc Hastings (R/Washington), who will be retiring at the end of the 113th Congress after [...]

Schlect: From Russia without love

By |August 12th, 2014|

● Russia’s economic ban on U.S. agricultural goods will affect the Pacific Northwest’s apple and pear export programs [...]

Schlect: Rediscovery of an advisory committee

By |July 30th, 2014|

● Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday his long-awaited appointment of 25 members to the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory [...]

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    Schlect: Vetter clears Senate, takes U.S. chief agricultural negotiator job

Schlect: Vetter clears Senate, takes U.S. chief agricultural negotiator job

By |July 24th, 2014|

● Darci Vetter, on July 10, cleared the Senate’s confirmation process and now holds the job of “U.S. Chief [...]

Schlect: D.C. departures

By |June 17th, 2014|

● Eric Cantor’s primary defeat and subsequent resignation as majority leader has set in motion a search for a [...]