Schlect: The Serbian scallywag

By |March 10th, 2014|

●  Sarah Bittleman, who was the senior agricultural counselor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,  is now on U.S. [...]

How we got that stunning March 1 cover

By |March 5th, 2014|

Pest management, the theme for Good Fruit Grower’s March 1 issue, is often a challenge to illustrate.

This year, we [...]

Good Fruit Grower improves service to growers

By |November 22nd, 2013|

As the Northwest Tree Fruit Industry races toward 2014, the team at the Washington State Fruit Commission has been [...]

Locke out

By |November 20th, 2013|

● Two non-browning Arctic Apples have cleared an important regulatory hurdle, with USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service announcing [...]

Mr. Foley

By |November 7th, 2013|

● Initiative-522, on labeling genetically-engineered foods, failed this week (55.83% to 45.17%) in Washington state. I thought it would [...]

The Big Easy

By |October 14th, 2013|

● On Wednesday, I travel to New Orleans for the annual convention and trade show of the Produce Marketing [...]

Shut Down

By |October 7th, 2013|

Last week I attended, along with about 500 others, the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual Washington Public Policy Conference. [...]

That fellow behind the tree

By |September 26th, 2013|

Earlier this week I attended a legal education seminar on estate planning as part of my obligation to keep [...]

The Big Apple

By |September 12th, 2013|

●  I was in New York City for three days on a family visit, before returning home on Tuesday, [...]

The Fickle Nature of Earned Media

By |September 9th, 2013|

With the industry running full tilt into apple harvest … the team at the Northwest Cherry Growers is putting [...]