Christian Schlect

Schlect: Immigration

By |November 24th, 2014|

●  Now that President Obama has issued his executive order related to immigration, advocates for agricultural employers who have [...]

Schlect: Cow paths and ports

By |November 19th, 2014|

● A virtual shutdown of West Coast ports has severely damaged export efforts of our tree-fruit industry. Efforts [...]

Schlect: Elections aftermath

By |November 5th, 2014|

● Greg Walden (R/Oregon) should be happy today. The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee sheparded his flock [...]

Schlect: Focus on United

By |October 13th, 2014|

●  The New York Times Magazine issue of October 12 contains a feature article on the school lunch lobbying wars [...]

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,

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. [...]