The Wind Machine


By |April 25th, 2013|

● Max Baucus (D/Montana) announced on Tuesday he will not run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2014. [...]

A Week Awhirl

By |April 19th, 2013|

● This week provided a spike of activity on three major agricultural policy fronts: food safety, immigration reform, and [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]


By |January 29th, 2013|

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

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 [...]