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China’s Raisin Production Rebounds After Previous Failed Crop

China’s raisin production is forecast at 180,000 MT in MY2021/22, a rebound of 20 percent from a failed crop in the previous year due to Covid-19 outbreaks in Xinjiang that prevented harvest and processing. Raisin imports are expected to improve to 23,000 MT in MY2021/22 as domestic consumption recovers, especially in the food processing sector. China’s raisin export market remains …

American Vineyard September Issue

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Contents of the September Issue: That Which was Lost has Been Found Growing Muscadines in Richmond, North Carolina Combating Smoke Exposure WA Wine Scientists Run Critical Studies Sustainability Leadership Awards Recognizing Leaders in Sustainable Growing The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Indiana Michigan Minnesota New York North Carolina Washington

South Africa Increases Raisin Production & Export Position

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service forecasts that South African raisin production will rebound to normal levels and increase by 19 percent to 85,000 Metric Tons (MT) in the 2021/22 Market Year (MY), based on normal weather conditions, an increase in area planted, new orchards coming into full production, an improvement in yields due to new varieties and production practices, wine …

Turkish Raisin Crop Forecast and Exports Down Due to Pandemic and Spring Freeze

This report focuses specifically on sultana raisins, which are a dried seedless grape variety indigenous to the Aegean region of Turkey and are grown mostly in the regions of Manisa, Izmir and Aydin. Turkey’s raisin production is forecast at 250,000 metric tons (MT) in MY 2021/22, slightly down from MY 2020/21 due to frost damage that occurred in Manisa during …

Chilean Raisin Production & Exports Down

For MY2021/22, Post projects 59,000 MT of raisin production and 56,200 MT of exports. This will represent a one percent decrease in Chilean raisin production and exports. The decrease can be attributed to a reduction in table grape planted area as farmers switched to more profitable crops such as cherries, walnuts, avocado, and citrus. Raisin production in Chile relies almost …

American Vineyard August Issue

American Vineyard August Issue

Contents of the August Issue: When Smoke Gets in Your Wine New Smoke Taint Report Offers Guidance RBA Receiving Services More Options This Raisin Harvest Comparing Bird Management Tactics Dry Year Will Likely Draw More Birds to Vineyards The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California North Carolina Washington

Preparing to Harvest Raisins Under Smoky Skies: What Growers Need to Know

Most agricultural news coverage of the wildfire impact last year focused on the wine grape industry.  Though raisins don’t share the same concern for smoke taint as wine grapes, the lack of radiant sunlight due to smoky overcast skies had a significant effect on the sugar accumulation and natural drying process for much of Central Valley raisin crop last year. …

American Vineyard July Issue

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Contents of the July Issue: UV Treatment Could be “Game Changer” WAVEx Addresses Powdery Mildew Fungicide Resistance RBA Gathers Strength Post-Pandemic Raisin Growers Anticipate Better Year & Prices Protecting Vineyards with Drones The Modern Scarecrow The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Georgia North Carolina Oregon Washington

California Raisin Outlook: Prices, Production & the RBA

Watch this brief interview with Dwayne Cardoza from the Raisin Bargaining Association as he shared some key insights on the current state of the California raisin industry at their recent annual meeting.  Read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Vmech for their industry support.

California Raisin Marketing Board Gets Shut Down

Just last month, a vote passed to shut down the California Raisin Marketing Board. But what of generic California raisin marketing and the iconic dancing raisins? Watch this brief interview with Dwayne Cardoza from the Raisin Bargaining Association and read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Vmech for their industry support.

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