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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

FDA picking on us, tree-fruit farmers say

Mary Ann Tobia selects ginger-gold apples at Johnson Orchards in Yakima. The Food and Drug Administration is putting in place a massive overhaul of the nation's food-safety system. Few groups have expressed more frustration than tree-fruit farmers from the Yakima Valley to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, who complain the approach defies common sense.