Archive | June, 2015

Blossom in WI

24 Jun

  

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Re: meetings with lawyers on the lawsuit

24 Jun

I went to the meeting that the lawyers representing the plaintiffs vs OSpray held to update independent growers on this lawsuit. Pretty interesting stuff. I’m not going to get into the details, but suffice it to say, you had to be there. But I will post the firm’s website regarding the suit, so you can follow it here

https://www.lawtoncates.com/library/class-action/cranberry-case/

the Supremes vs raisins

22 Jun

Some of you might be following the raisin case in the Supreme Court. The court handed down their ruling
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/22/supreme-court-raisin-farmer/28475623/

Wondering who voted which way for TPA?

13 Jun

You can check out your congressman’s vote here

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h362
And here

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h361
Looks like they will do a revote on Tuesday. If you care about exports, and we do (come on, exports are the way out of oversupply!!) let your congressman know that we support this bill.  Especially if they already voted yes…they need to know we are with them in this!

TPA. Fast track Trade bill

12 Jun

a big thanks to Congressman Sean Duffy WI-7for his yes vote…all cranberry growers need a level playing field to sell our cranberries world wide!!

Wisconsin Independent grower meeting

8 Jun

I received this email today…am passing in on:

This office is Wisconsin counsel in the case against Ocean Spray venued in Massachusetts (Case # CV-12016-RWZ).

I understand you operate a blog for cranberry growers.

We are having a meeting on June 22, 2015 at 7 pm at the Mead Hotel in Wisconsin Rapids. The purpose of the meeting is to update Wisconsin Independent cranberry growers and Wisconsin Ocean Spray B pool cranberry growers concerning the status of the lawsuit. All such growers are invited to attend.

I would appreciate it if you would post a Notice of this meeting on you blog. If you have any questions please contact me.

Thank you.

Very truly yours,

Jim Olson
Lawton & Cates, S.C.
Madison, WI 53703