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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

Hudson Valley Apple Pie

By |January 22nd, 2013|

● If the apple industry of Washington state would like to address some of its trade access problems with [...]

Drugged Media

By |January 8th, 2013|

●  Last Friday, the Food and Drug Administration released two of its proposed regulations implementing FSMA, the FDA Food [...]

Potomac Precipice

By |January 2nd, 2013|

● The fiscal cliff legislation, H.R. 8, that passed the House last night, did so by a vote of [...]