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CA Wine Sales Hit $35.2 Billion in U.S. Market

California wine shipments in the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 3% from the previous year. The state shipped 241 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. in 2017, up 1%. California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and exports worldwide, were 278 million cases in 2017. “Consumers in the U.S. …

Sonoma County Winegrowers Lead the Industry in Sustainability

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Sonoma County Winegrowers made a bold commitment just a few years ago to reach 100% certified sustainability, and they are well on their way to achieving their goal by 2019.  Watch this brief interview with Karissa Kruse, who explained the program and unveiled their new certified sustainable logo to be printed on all of …

Introducing New UC Viticulture Advisor Karl Lund

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Great news for San Joaquin Valley grape growers!  The vacancy that was left after the sad departure of UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Lindsay Jordan has now been filled.  His name is Karl Lund and he will be covering Madera, Merced and Mariposa Counties.  Watch his brief introduction to the industry here, and read about …

Introducing New UC Viticulture Advisor Gabriel Torres

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Great news for grape growers in the Tulare and Kings Counties! The vacancy that was left after the sad departure of UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Allison Ferry-Abee has now been filled. His name is Gabriel Torres. Watch his brief introduction to the industry here, and read about his work in the coming months and …

Lodi Wines Named Exclusive Wine Sponsor for the 2018 Amgen Tour of CA

Lodi Wines recently announced it has been named the exclusive wine sponsor for the 13th annual Amgen Tour of California, America’s premier professional cycling stage race which takes place over 645 miles across the state of California May 13 – 19, 2018. Lodi’s local wine producers, Michael David Winery, LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards, Klinker Brick Winery, and Estate Crush …

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance Announces Farm Bill Priorities

Washington, D. C., (April 27, 2018) – The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 120 specialty crop organizations, has announced its 2018 farm bill priorities focusing on programs for a healthier America heading into Wednesday’s U.S. House Agriculture Committee meeting on the Farm Bill. The SCFBA appreciates House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway recognizing the importance of …

New CA Pesticide Reporting Deadline Approaching April 30th

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! With new pesticide regulations in effect this year, it’s important for growers to review the changes, as shared by Andrew Smith from the Sonoma County Ag Commissioner’s office back at the Sonoma Grape Expo.  He shared some important things to know about the new regulations for pesticide use around school sites and the April …

New Labor Laws Factored Into UC Cost Studies for Table Grape Production

Davis, Calif., (April 25, 2018) – To help table grape growers make decisions on which varieties to grow, the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Issues Center has released four new studies on the costs and returns of table grapes in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. The studies on different table grape varieties are each based on a 500-acre farm …

What Growers Should know about the New CA Water Bond

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! There is a new California Water Bond coming down the pipeline for the November elections, with much promise to benefit California farmers. Watch this interview with California Fresh Fruit Association President George Radanovich at their annual conference as he briefly shares what the bond comprises.

California Table Grape Shipments Pass 109 Million Mark Again

Fresno, Calif., (April 23, 2018) – California table grape growers produced 109.1 million boxes in 2017 with a crop value of $1.81 billion. A majority of the crop is typically consumed domestically and in 2017 that remained true with 64.2 percent of the crop consumed in the U.S. and 35.8 percent consumed in export markets. California table grapes were shipped …

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