While California farmers generally appreciate a good rain, there are certain times of the year when even a little rain can have a devastating effect on certain crops. Hurricane Hilary brought a very untimely summer storm that has impacted up to 40% of California’s entire table grape crop. With the bulk of the nation’s table grape supply grown in California, time will soon tell what kind of impact the unexpected reduction in supply will have on the marketplace. Watch this brief interview with Fresno County table grape grower and crop insurance provider Doug Benik to learn more about the impact and status of this year’s table grape crop. Read more in American Vineyard Magazine.
Please thank this video’s sponsor Thunder Creek Equipment for their industry support.