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White Wine Grape Varieties Impacted by Freeze in CA

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! The recent early Spring freeze hit various Ag commodities all over the state, and the extent of the damage so far is unknown. Fortunately, most vineyards were still dormant at the time; however, some early white wine grapes, such as Chardonnay, had begun budbreak when the freeze hit. Watch this interview with Temecula grower …

Final CA Grape Crush Report 2017

GRAPE CRUSH REPORT OVERVIEW Information contained in this Report was supplied by processors to fulfill the reporting requirements of Section 55601.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code. The Final Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2017 season. It also includes purchased tonnage and pricing information for grapes with final prices prior to January 10, 2018. The …

Actual Impact of the North Coast Wildfires Revealed in Wine Study

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Over the last several months, there has been a lot of news coverage on the wildfires that devastated many parts of the state; however, the actual impact of the wildfires on the North Coast Wine Industry has been exaggerated in some of these reports. That is why Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute conducted …

Immigration & Ag Labor Update from CAWG

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! It’s going to be another tough year for growers when it comes to finding sufficient labor to take care of the 2018 crop. Watch this brief interview with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers who provided an update on the current legislative status of the labor and immigration situation.  Miiller helps …

California Table Grape Growers Provide Grants to Educators

Thousands of students have the opportunity to participate in innovative educational projects, thanks to a long-standing program funded by the California Table Grape Commission (commission) on behalf of California table grape growers. The “Innovation in Teaching” grant program was created in 1993 to support innovative teaching projects in the California table grape growing regions of the San Joaquin and Coachella …

CA Groundwater Legislative Update from CAWG

California State Legislature never ceases to keep growers on their toes with new proposals, laws & regulations coming down the pipeline — many of which are detrimental to our agricultural industry, but with all the confusion of the evolving legislation pending in Sacramento with regards to groundwater management, it’s great to have organizations like the California Association of Winegrape Growers …

Raisin Bargaining Association CEO Celebrates 80th Birthday

Growers and Packers recently celebrated the 80th birthday of the Raisin Bargaining Association’s CEO, Kalem Barserian. Among the many nice things that were shared about the longtime raisin industry leader, those present were all in agreement that Barserian has “definitely earned his 80th birthday.” It seems like he has competed with other packers over the years on more than just …

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