Legal & Regulatory

Schlect: Cow paths and ports

By |November 19th, 2014|

● A virtual shutdown of West Coast ports has severely damaged export efforts of our tree-fruit industry. Efforts [...]

New EPA program focuses on pesticide drift reduction

By |November 16th, 2014|

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program to encourage the use of safer [...]

Labor worries spur automation effort

By |November 7th, 2014|

Washington scientists are looking for worldwide collaborators to work on automated harvesting.

USDA Announces Loss Adjustment for Late Apple Harvest

By |November 6th, 2014|

Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policyholders are getting an extension because of the delayed maturity of apple crop this year.

The USDA [...]

Schlect: Elections aftermath

By |November 5th, 2014|

● Greg Walden (R/Oregon) should be happy today. The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee sheparded his flock [...]

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 [...]