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Food Safety

By |April 12th, 2013|

● The May 16 deadline looms for public comments on two of the proposed rules implementing the Food Safety [...]

Snap, crackle, pop

By |April 2nd, 2013|

Our tree fruits often find themselves featured in the logos designed for special events. Some current examples: peach for [...]

In Times of Plenty

By |April 1st, 2013|

I think we can all agree the record Washington apple crop of 2012 couldn’t have happened at a better [...]

Merry Gone

By |March 27th, 2013|

One of the federal sequestration cuts is the suspension by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service of several reports, including [...]

Return from Barcelona

By |March 13th, 2013|

● This past Sunday I arrived back from Barcelona, Spain. There, I had attended the 2013 Global Food Safety [...]

Sasquatch

By |February 20th, 2013|

● Sequestration is set to go into effect on March 1. I do not see this action being averted, [...]

Optimistic about pears

By |February 1st, 2013|

Recently, I had the pleasure to address a large number of growers at North Central Washington Pear Day in [...]

Recess

By |January 29th, 2013|

●  A powerful court decision handed down this past Friday involving Noel Canning and the National Labor Relations Board [...]

Plan ahead

By |January 25th, 2013|

This week, I had the pleasure of giving presentations at apple meetings in Chelan and Wenatchee focusing on the [...]

Potomac Views

By |January 25th, 2013|

● The Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agricultural Service of the House Agriculture Committee is now led [...]