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 [...]

Good to the core

By |September 26th, 2014|

I find myself consumed with the details in this issue’s cover — a brilliant painting by Cleveland artist Brooke [...]

Schlect: Food Safety — We’re Covered

By |September 23rd, 2014|

● Last Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its anticipated revisions to four proposed rules [...]

Schlect: Mr. Hastings

By |September 4th, 2014|

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

A note about our latest Pear cover

By |August 27th, 2014|

Readers who enjoy editor Geraldine Warner’s in-depth reports have a new reason to appreciate her talents.

When she’s not covering [...]

Schlect: From Russia without love

By |August 12th, 2014|

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

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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    Thurlby: Northwest cherries shipping, selling at near record volumes

Thurlby: Northwest cherries shipping, selling at near record volumes

By |July 24th, 2014|

As the saying goes in the cherry industry, the only thing that’s the same every year is that it [...]

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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 [...]