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American Vineyard Magazine April Issue

American Vineyard April 2020

Contents of the April Issue: Tragedy to Triumph with John Balletto Wine Grape Grower Not Discouraged by Challenges California Wine Institute Conference Wine Leaders Highlight Trade Opportunities The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs Spring Vineyard Frost Protection Options for Monitoring & Mitigation

Will Declining Raisin Grape Acreage Lead to Higher Raisin Prices?

California raisin growers have been disappointed this year with the raisin market after coming off of record high raisin prices the year before.  Is this price volatility expected to last, and will the continued removal of raisin acreage impact future pricing? Watch this brief interview with Steve Kister, Chairman of Board with Sun-Maid Growers, and read more about it in …

A Brand New Sun-Maid: Investing in the Future

The dried fruit sector hasn’t been as popular with millennial consumers as in other generations, but Sun-Maid Growers are working to turn things around (at least for California raisins) with some new strategies and investments as shared at their annual meeting in Fresno recently.  Watch this brief interview with Sun-Maid CEO Harry Overly and read more about it in American …

California Raisin Crop Estimate Up, Acreage Down

Harvest has just begun for Central Valley raisin growers, but what is crop size, quality and maturity looking like?  Watch this brief interview with Sun-Maid Board member and grower Jon Marthedal to find out, and read more about it in the September issue of American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank our sponsor Duarte Nursery for their industry support HERE.

Raisin Bargaining Association 52nd Annual Meeting

Raisin Bargaining Association (RBA) Members, save the date for the annual meeting to be held at a new location this year.  The meeting will begin with a call to order, approval of minutes and financial report.  RBA Chairman Dwayne Cardoza, CEO Kalem Barserian and Secretary Ed Fanucchi will provide their annual reports, which will be accompanied by lunch catered by …

How to Keep California Raisin Vineyards in the Ground

Over the last couple years, Central Valley raisin growers have been receiving great prices for their crop; however, that hasn’t stopped the continual raisin grape vineyard pullouts going on. So what’s going to change the tide and bring more balance and longterm prosperity for this much needed industry in California? Check out this interview with Sun-Maid Chairman Jeff Jue and …

Sun-Maid Marketing Plan to Increase Demand for California Raisins

The California raisin industry maintains their reputation for producing the highest quality raisins in the world; however, they are no longer the highest yielding raisin community in the world.  The dynamics of raisin marketing also need to evolve with changing economic and consumer trends.  Sun-Maid CEO Harry Overly addressed this at their Annual Meeting and shared Sun-Maid’s plans to increase …

Sun Maid Rationale Behind Opting out of the Raisin Bargaining Association

  Sun-Maid made a big decision this year to opt out of the Raisin Bargaining Association’s negotiated field price for the first time ever.  While growers were excited about receiving the highest price ever for their raisins, Sun-Maid representatives felt the price was too high under current circumstances in the world raisin market.  Watch this interview with Sun-Maid Chairman Jeff …

How the CA Raisin Industry will Stay Competitive with the World Market

With record low raisin inventories in California this past year, record high imports of raisins flooded the US market. Foreign competitors also took larger shares of key export markets for the California raisin industry. With increasing production costs and declining raisin grape acreage, what can the California raisin industry do to remain competitive in the world market? Harry Overly answered …

Record High CA Raisin Price Established for 2018 Crop

The Raisin Bargaining Association and packers came to an agreement on October 19th to establish the highest price ever in California raisin history for the 2018 California raisin crop.  Watch this brief interview with RBA CEO Kalem Barserian as he shares the price and update on inventory. Read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine, and be sure to attend …

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