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 [...]

Grim: Washington’s industry consolidation has reached the bell lap

By |June 16th, 2014|

Two and one-half years have passed since West Mathison broached the idea of industry consolidation in Washington State at the December, 2011 Annual Meeting in Wenatchee of the Washington State Horticultural Association (WSHA).