Blogs

Schlect: On the docks

By |December 12th, 2014|

● This fall’s disruptions of ocean shipping–that have lacerated our tree fruit exports–beg for some type of long-term [...]

Vineyard, winery tour in southern France

By |December 1st, 2014|

Washington State University’s Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling is leading a 12-day springtime tour in southern France to visit some of [...]

A bit of history with the O’Brien brothers

By |December 1st, 2014|

History runs deep in the O’Brien family’s orchards, which stretch along the lower Yakima River Valley just outside Prosser, [...]

Good Point: That unwashed grape

By |November 26th, 2014|

FSMA is another example of how a good idea (here, improved food safety for consumers) is forged into a federal law with little understanding by legislators of the complexities of the actual situation.

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 [...]

Cover blog: Fall of insights

By |October 31st, 2014|

Our November 2014 cover was shot by Yakima photographer Lance Johnson.

Schlect: Cherry Street

By |October 27th, 2014|

● The Produce Marketing Association has hired a new team, Cornerstone Government Affairs, to represent it in Washington, D.C. Hunt [...]

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 [...]