The Wind Machine

Schlect: Mr. Hastings

By |September 4th, 2014|

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

Schlect: From Russia without love

By |August 12th, 2014|

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

Schlect: Rediscovery of an advisory committee

By |July 30th, 2014|

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

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

By |July 24th, 2014|

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

Schlect: D.C. departures

By |June 17th, 2014|

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

Schlect: United Thawed

By |May 21st, 2014|

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

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|

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

Schlect: Immigration reform and dried cherries to the rescue

By |March 27th, 2014|

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

Schlect: The Serbian scallywag

By |March 10th, 2014|

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

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