Chris 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: 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. [...]

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 [...]

We Bring Good Things to Light

By |March 3rd, 2011|

● The Northwest Horticultural Council wrote USDA Secretary Vilsack on Monday urging him to reject Petition 10-161-01p now before [...]

In My View – Chris Schlect

By |July 1st, 2010|

The continued availability of agricultural chemicals used to protect crops from ­harmful pests and diseases is jeopardized from many [...]

Conversations with the city

By |February 15th, 2010|

Orchardists represent a sliver of American agriculture. Most of our nation’s farmers grow field crops such as corn, wheat, [...]