Blogs

Farm Bill Brouhaha

By |July 11th, 2013|

● Today, in a surprisingly quick move, the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 216 to 208 [...]

The Friendly Skies

By |June 28th, 2013|

● Immigration reform legislation has passed the U.S. Senate, but now faces tough times in the House. Unlike in [...]

Farm Bill In Flames

By |June 20th, 2013|

● Today the House of Representatives failed to pass a new five-year Farm Bill by a vote of 195-234. [...]

DC Shufflings

By |June 14th, 2013|

●  USDA has shuffled its leadership deck, especially as related to international trade policy. Sue Heinen, leader of the [...]

The Art, Science…and Luck of Cherry Crop Estimation

By |June 12th, 2013|

It’s June 12th 2013 and the Northwest Cherry harvest for this season is officially underway. We saw our first [...]

The Apple Cart

By |May 28th, 2013|

●  A new group is being formed to help American agricultural interests better understand and interact with the international [...]

Boughs Loaded With Fruit

By |May 20th, 2013|

●  I attended United Fresh 2013 last week in San Diego, the annual convention and trade show of the [...]

To The Midway

By |May 10th, 2013|

Immigration Reform and the Farm Bill are both moving, however haltingly, on Capitol Hill. We will soon see if [...]

Reporting from Asia

By |May 6th, 2013|

TOKYO, Japan — As the Northwest Cherry Season quickly approaches I am spending two weeks meeting with importers in [...]

Stern Truths

By |April 30th, 2013|

● Last Friday, I attended a breakfast meeting in Yakima hosted by the William D. Ruckelshaus Center’s advisory board. [...]