Christian Schlect

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 [...]

Schlect: United Thawed

By |May 21st, 2014|

●  The American Frozen Food Institute has launched a 30 million dollar national effort to “encourage consumers to take [...]

Schlect: On a roll

By |May 13th, 2014|

Anne MacMillan has left her post as deputy chief of staff to Secretary Vilsack at USDA to join Roll Global,

Schlect: Quiet flows the Potomac

By |April 18th, 2014|

● Jim Bair, the new leader of the United States Apple Association, will be making his first trip to [...]

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    Schlect: Immigration reform and dried cherries to the rescue

Schlect: Immigration reform and dried cherries to the rescue

By |March 27th, 2014|

● Democrats are attempting this week to underscore the lack of movement on immigration reform in the House [...]

Schlect: The Serbian scallywag

By |March 10th, 2014|

●  Sarah Bittleman, who was the senior agricultural counselor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,  is now on U.S. [...]

Good Point: A troubling case

By |November 27th, 2013|

The enforcers of federal law are apparently trying to send a stern message: as a produce farmer,if you send adulterated food to market, you may be charged with a crime.

Locke out

By |November 20th, 2013|

● Two non-browning Arctic Apples have cleared an important regulatory hurdle, with USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service announcing [...]