The Wind Machine

Futile and Weak

By |October 12th, 2012|

●  One of my more enjoyable tasks is serving on the board of advisors to the Center for Produce [...]

Jenkins Hill XI

By |September 25th, 2012|

●  This Sunday I plan to travel across country to attend the Washington Public Policy Conference, an annual event [...]

Jenkins Hill X

By |September 17th, 2012|

This month, Ellen Terpstra was named the new chief executive officer of the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy [...]

Apple Anarchy

By |August 28th, 2012|

● Four of life’s misfits have been charged in Georgia with murder and other crimes. All army personnel (one [...]


By |August 16th, 2012|

● For some reason known only to cheeseheads, Wisconsin has been at the center of a number of national [...]

Washington State Primary

By |August 9th, 2012|

●  Tuesday’s primary in Washington clarified who will be running in the general election for the state’s ten House [...]

Farm Bill V

By |August 7th, 2012|

●  Moving a Farm Bill through Congress this year has proved difficult. Why?  Because it represents huge expenditures of [...]

Insane Coils of Red Tape

By |July 26th, 2012|

● As a result of this year’s redistricting, commercial tree fruit growers will have reason to have constituent contact [...]


By |July 17th, 2012|

● The merger talks between the Produce Market Association and the United Fresh Produce Association have failed. It appears [...]

Farm Bill IV

By |July 13th, 2012|

● The House Committee on Agriculture approved by a bipartisan vote of 35-11 its version of the Farm Bill [...]