Christian Schlect

Farm Bill In Flames

By |June 20th, 2013|

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● Today the House of Representatives failed to pass a new five-year Farm Bill by a vote of 195-234. This

DC Shufflings

By |June 14th, 2013|

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●  USDA has shuffled its leadership deck, especially as related to international trade policy. Sue Heinen, leader of the Foreign

The Apple Cart

By |May 28th, 2013|

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●  A new group is being formed to help American agricultural interests better understand and interact with the international trade

Boughs Loaded With Fruit

By |May 20th, 2013|

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●  I attended United Fresh 2013 last week in San Diego, the annual convention and trade show of the United

To The Midway

By |May 10th, 2013|

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Immigration Reform and the Farm Bill are both moving, however haltingly, on Capitol Hill. We will soon see if either–or

Stern Truths

By |April 30th, 2013|

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● Last Friday, I attended a breakfast meeting in Yakima hosted by the William D. Ruckelshaus Center’s advisory board. (The

STAX

By |April 25th, 2013|

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● Max Baucus (D/Montana) announced on Tuesday he will not run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2014. Senator

A Week Awhirl

By |April 19th, 2013|

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● This week provided a spike of activity on three major agricultural policy fronts: food safety, immigration reform, and the

Food Safety

By |April 12th, 2013|

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● The May 16 deadline looms for public comments on two of the proposed rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization

Snap, crackle, pop

By |April 2nd, 2013|

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Our tree fruits often find themselves featured in the logos designed for special events. Some current examples: peach for this

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