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Retiring Sun Maid President Receives American Vineyard Outstanding Service Award

At the 105th Annual Meeting of Sun-Maid, American Vineyard Publisher Dan Malcolm presented retiring Sun-Maid President Barry Kriebel with American Vineyard’s Outstanding Service Award, after 30+ years of dedicated service to Sun-Maid and the raisin industry. Watch his brief interview, and read more about Mr. Kriebel in the December Issue of American Vineyard Magazine.

RBA Announces 2017 Raisin Field Price

The 12 signatory California raisin processors/packers have come to an agreement with the Raisin Bargaining Association (RBA) on the 2017 Natural Seedless Raisin crop field price, coming out to be the second highest price growers have ever received from their raisins. Watch this interview with RBA CEO Kalem Barserian for the price announcement as well as an update on the …

Drying Raisins after the Storm with Kingsburg Raisin Grower Jaswant Bal

Central Valley raisin growers experienced two brief rainstorms during harvest of an already short crop. Time will tell the true extent of the damage and ultimate size of the crop this year. The rain also put price negotiations at a halt. Watch this brief interview with Kingsburg raisin grower Jaswant Bal as he shares his perspective, as his crop was …

California Raisin Crop Forecast Down, Value Increasing

The California raisin crop is down, and coupled with a greater demand for green grapes at the wineries this year, raisin packers are already making much higher offers to their growers for their crops this season. Watch this video interview with Kalem Barserian, CEO of the Raisin Bargaining Association, as he explains more, and read more in the coming issue …

FAQ Sheet Regarding the Class Action Lawsuit for CA Raisin Growers

UNITED STATES COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS No. 15-938 Bruce Ciapessoni, et al, Plaintiffs, v. The United States, Defendant What event triggered the filing of this Class Action? On June 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Marketing Order’s reserve-pool requirement effected “a clear physical taking” in violation of the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause for which …

National Raisin Company Invests in the Future with Renewable Technology

National Raisin Company Invests in the Future with Renewable Technology

Farming in California is not easy, but it is the best place in the world to grow raisins. As growers take on increasing input costs due to changing political and environmental conditions, sustainability becomes so important to remaining viable and prosperous in the industry. National Raisin Company has recently invested in some key renewable technologies to improve their efficiency and …

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