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 [...]

Activist Agenda

By |December 17th, 2012|

● Over the past few years there has been a minor boom in publishing books critical of conventional systems [...]

A Glimpse of Washington State’s Future

By |December 14th, 2012|

In the third week of July 2012, at the Washington Apple Commission’s board of directors meeting, I decided to [...]

Lame Duck

By |December 11th, 2012|

● The 112th Congress continues to lumber towards its eventual close, with a raft of policy decisions still awaiting [...]