SAHCODHA — Bureaucratic acronyms run amok

By |August 2nd, 2013|

● Newly proposed safety rules aimed at food imports contain one of the better examples of bureaucratic acronyms run [...]

Do I dare to eat a peach?

By |July 29th, 2013|

●  Last Friday the Food and Drug Administration rolled out two more of its proposed rules implementing FSMA, the [...]

Unlevel Fields

By |July 26th, 2013|

● A new Farm Bill is still a far ways from a Rose Garden bill-signing.  With the costly nutrition title [...]

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 [...]