Christian Schlect

Insane Coils of Red Tape

By |July 26th, 2012|

● As a result of this year’s redistricting, commercial tree fruit growers will have reason to have constituent contact [...]


By |July 17th, 2012|

● The merger talks between the Produce Market Association and the United Fresh Produce Association have failed. It appears [...]

Farm Bill IV

By |July 13th, 2012|

● The House Committee on Agriculture approved by a bipartisan vote of 35-11 its version of the Farm Bill [...]

The Supremes

By |July 2nd, 2012|

● The Farm Bill is set to be marked-up by the House Agriculture Committee on July 13. Controversy has [...]

Farm Bill III

By |June 25th, 2012|

● The U.S. Senate’s version of the Farm Bill, S. 3240, passed last Thursday by a vote of 64 [...]


By |June 19th, 2012|

●   President Obama acted last Friday to help many young people—those without the correct residency papers, but otherwise clean [...]

Farm Bill II

By |June 13th, 2012|

●  The U.S. Senate’s version of the Farm Bill, S. 3240, now has over 220 floor amendments floating about [...]

Farm Bill

By |June 7th, 2012|

● The Senate’s version of the Farm Bill, S.3240, today cleared its first procedural hurdle by easily surviving a [...]

A Slow Boat to China

By |June 1st, 2012|

The annual meeting of the Western Governors’ Association will be held at the Cascade Mountain Range resort of Suncadia, [...]


By |May 16th, 2012|

● Oregon: No surprises on Tuesday in terms of federal elections. All five members of the House of Representatives [...]