Apple trees, shown in this Tuesday photo, are starting to bud at Fruit Hill Orchard north of Winchester. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed a massive overhaul of the U.S. food safety system, and has outlined strict new standards for raw apples. Area growers surveyed have issues with the plan. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Greg Shanholtz plants an apple tree Tuesday afternoon at Fruit Hill Orchard north of Winchester. The tree is a replacement for one of several young trees destroyed by high winds during a thunderstorm last June.
Jose Hernandez plants an apple tree while Greg Morris hauls the new trees in a tractor. Some area growers said proposed FDA food rules were too strict and would increase costs and curb efficiency. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)