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January 2017

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Page 12 of 39 GOOD FRUIT GROWER JANUARY 1, 2017 13 know where your neighbors are at the drop of a hat. The bill also would have required monthly reporting to the state Health Department. Current laws require record keeping through the state Department of Agriculture. The bill never even received a com- mittee hearing but provided a "wake-up call," he said. The concerns are not new and come up often in Olympia, just as pesticide exposure claims are on the rise. "This is going to be an ongoing issue we have to deal with for quite a while." Trump effect Joe Bischoff, an agricultural lobbyist contracted by the Winegrape Growers of America, took a stab at speculating what a Trump administration would mean for agriculture-based industries, always an educated guess made even harder by his surprise at Trump's vic- tory, he said. On the hopeful side, Bischoff said, Trump has an unusually large agriculture advisory team with nearly 70 members and has said he planned to keep nutrition and agriculture issues together in the next Farm Bill, a crucial partnership in getting the bill passed on time. Also, Vice President-elect Mike Pence should understand farming issues thanks to his role as Indiana's governor and as a former congressman, though Pence voted against the 2008 Farm Bill. As for immigration, Bischoff specu- lated Trump might mandate the use of E-verify, a federal government internet- based service that allows employers to verify eligibility of potential workers, but would probably not try mass depor- tations despite campaign comments. The biggest shake-up may happen in the Environmental Protection Agency, an agency Trump railed against during his campaign. Several pesticides com- monly used in the fruit industry cur- rently are under review by the agency, including Lorsban (chlorpyrifos). • voice TJ MULLINAX/GOOD FRUIT GROWER FILE such as in this pond near Benton City, Washington, was one of several hot topics at the meeting. The quality of our trees is matched only by the quality of our service. At ProTree Nursery we understand that you rely on quality — both in product and in service. That's why we plant only the very best varieties and cultivate lasting customer relationships. We work hard to make your job worry-free — fulfilling your orders completely and standing by our trees, even after you've planted them. For a reliable tree resource, call ProTree Nursery today. 10500 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513 800.634.1671 or 925.634.2191 (Alison Clegg or Richard Chavez) 877.457.6901 (Henry Sanguinetti) M E M B E R O F w w w . p r o t r e e n u r s e r y. c o m Apples Aztec Fuji ® (DT2 cv.) Banning Red Fuji (USPP 16,624 P2) Buckeye ® Gala (USPP 10,840) Cosmic Crisp™ (USPP 24,210) EverCrisp ® (cv. 'MAIA 1') PPAF Firestorm™ Honeycrisp Honeycrisp™ (USPP 7197) Lady in Red * (USPP 18,787) Royal Red Honeycrisp ® (USPP 22,244) September Wonder™ Fuji (USPP 11,193) Sunrise Magic™ WA 2 cv. (USPP 21,710) Ultima™ Gala (USPP 13,753 P2) Available on B10 ® , B-118, EMLA, Geneva ® , M-9 T337, NIC -29™, or Pajam #2. ** * Trademark license for Pink Lady ® brand available upon request. Cherries Benton™ Bing Black Tart BlackPearl ® Brooks™ BurgundyPearl ® Chelan™ Coral Champagne Cristalina™ EbonyPearl ® Available on Colt, Gisela ® , Krymsk ® , Mahaleb, or Mazzard. * * ** Not all varieties are available on all rootstocks. Call for specific grafting information. Lapins RadiancePearl ® Rainier Selah™ Skeena™ Sweetheart™ Tamora Tulare™ Vans NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW!

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