Legal & Regulatory

China opens to Washington State apples

By |October 29th, 2014|

 
Good news came to Washington’s apple industry today when U.S. Department of Agriculture officials announced the immediate reopening [...]

Schlect: Cherry Street

By |October 27th, 2014|

● The Produce Marketing Association has hired a new team, Cornerstone Government Affairs, to represent it in Washington, D.C. Hunt [...]

Crop insurance closing deadline approaches

By |October 16th, 2014|

Fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest are being reminded about the November 20 closing deadline for crop insurance for [...]

Prune out dead crab apple tissue

By |October 15th, 2014|

Reduce disease risk by pruning crab apple trees.

Schlect: Focus on United

By |October 13th, 2014|

●  The New York Times Magazine issue of October 12 contains a feature article on the school lunch lobbying wars [...]

Schlect: Food Safety — We’re Covered

By |September 23rd, 2014|

● Last Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its anticipated revisions to four proposed rules [...]

Chilled by ICE

By |September 12th, 2014|

Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity is relentless.

Year-end shipping reports to be required

By |August 26th, 2014|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to require Washington apple shippers to submit season-end reports on the volume [...]

California fruit league changes name

By |August 12th, 2014|

Nearly 80 years after its inception, the California Grape and Tree Fruit League announced they are changing their name [...]

Farm-worker crossings to resume at U.S.-Mexico border

By |August 6th, 2014|

The Washington Farm Labor Association says it will resume scheduling  crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border for farm workers, but [...]