Economics

California Association of Winegrape Growers Announces Mindy DeRohan as Communications Manager

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) recently added Mindy DeRohan to its team, joining the association as its communications manager. “Mindy brings with her a decade of experience in both agriculture and communications and will play a vital role in creating and delivering value to our members and key stakeholders,” said Natalie Collins, CAWG President. “It is important that our growers, business …

Reinforcing Buy American Food Act in California School Districts

Finding that California school districts have not been following the Buy American Act regarding food purchases, Ag Council of California sponsored legislation to reinforce the provision with successful results.  Watch this brief interview with Emily Rooney, President of Ag Council, for more details and how this will support California agriculture and the local economy. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their …

Fresno Chamber of Commerce Announces Ag Leader Award Winners

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fresno County Farm Bureau, is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Ag Awards, a long-standing tradition that honors and celebrates our region’s agricultural industry leaders. The honorees were recognized at the Ag Awards Celebration on November 3rd at PR Farms. The 2022 Ag Awards Honorees include: Moss Adams Agribusiness of …

Changing Labor Laws & Regulations Ag Employers Need to Know

As California farmers prepare for the New Year, there are some labor-related changes to laws and regulations that ag employers need to be aware of.  Watch this brief interview with Adam Borchard from the California Fresh Fruit Association as he explains, based on his recent presentation at the Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their …

State of the Central Valley Wine Industry and Harvest Report

Wine grape growers in the Central Valley made it through another challenging year and brought in a quality, but lighter harvest.  Watch this brief interview with Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers as he describes the season’s successes and challenges, as well as wine market conditions — based on his recent State of the Wine Grape Industry address at the …

Napa Valley’s Neal Family Vineyards Achieves Regenerative Organic Certification

Napa Valley’s biodynamic winegrowing pioneer Mark Neal is pleased to announce that his Howell Mountain estate winery, Neal Family Vineyards, has achieved Regenerative Organic Certified® as recognized by the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA). The ROA was established in 2018 and is today considered the highest level of certification. There are only five vineyard estates worldwide that hold Regenerative Organic Certified® …

E. & J. Gallo Winery Announces Acquisition Of Denner Vineyards In Paso Robles Ava

E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) recently announced the purchase of Denner Vineyards, producer of critically acclaimed wines from California’s Central Coast. Located in the beautiful Willow Creek District of Paso Robles, the Denner Vineyards Estate, which was completed in 2005, includes a tasting room and a gravity-flow winery designed to fit into the rolling hillside of the surrounding vineyards. …

New and Innovative Specialty Crop Protection Tools for California Growers

As crop protection materials continue to get regulated out of circulation, California farmers are struggling to have sufficient tools to maintain plant health and combat the major pests and diseases that afflict this region of the world.  The good news is that new and innovative crop protection tools are being developed and receiving registration for use on specialty crops in …

Introducing the New Colorado State University Extension Viticulture Specialist

With some of the highest elevation vineyards in the United States, Colorado boasts a total economic impact of $3.9 billion (according to WineAmerica data).  Home to 145 wineries, Colorado has a new Extension Viticultural Specialist at Colorado State University.  Her name is Charlotte Oliver.  Her educational background is in wine grape pathology, specifically in cluster rots and their control. She …

123...48Page 1 of 48