Christian Schlect

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

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 [...]

Mr. Foley

By |November 7th, 2013|

● Initiative-522, on labeling genetically-engineered foods, failed this week (55.83% to 45.17%) in Washington state. I thought it would [...]

The Big Easy

By |October 14th, 2013|

● On Wednesday, I travel to New Orleans for the annual convention and trade show of the Produce Marketing [...]

Shut Down

By |October 7th, 2013|

Last week I attended, along with about 500 others, the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual Washington Public Policy Conference. [...]

That fellow behind the tree

By |September 26th, 2013|

Earlier this week I attended a legal education seminar on estate planning as part of my obligation to keep [...]