Out of the Orchard

Labor reform

By |October 12th, 2011|

Dear Congressional Staff:

I apologize for what might seem to be a form message to you all, but I wanted [...]

Earthquakes, Hurricane, Tropical Storms and E-Verify!

By |September 23rd, 2011|

Holy Catastrophe, Batman! What’s next?

Dealing with Mother Nature in the North East, is certainly something that we just accept [...]

U.S. Apple Conference

By |August 23rd, 2011|

Last week, I attended the USApple Outlook Conference in Chicago in association with a USApple Board of Directors meeting, [...]

Early Morning Media Blitz

By |July 16th, 2011|

As National Rainier Cherry Day came and went this week, the team here at the [...]

The Sweet Cherry Business

By |June 28th, 2011|

The 2011 Northwest Cherry season is finally under way … with first harvest starting to trickle in on June [...]

Waiting on the 2011 Crop

By |June 7th, 2011|

Up to this point, the theme for the 2011 Northwest Cherry season has been “hurry up and wait.” On [...]

Corporate Welfare

By |June 1st, 2011|

On May 20th, I had the pleasure of attending an agricultural roundtable in Spokane orchestrated by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris [...]

Eating red to a healthy heart

By |May 6th, 2011|

Three new studies link eating red to a healthy heart. Tart cherries contain powerful antioxidants that reduce inflammation, a [...]

Olympia oversteps authority with WAC

By |May 2nd, 2011|

As is the situation in any business, there is always ‘more to it than meets the eye,’ and this [...]

Referendum results

By |May 2nd, 2011|

On April 25th, U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the results of the recent pear referendum vote among Washington and [...]