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2018 CA Raisin Crop Update with Kalem Barserian

It’s looking like California raisin growers are going to be experiencing an average crop this year; however, raisin acreage is down tremendously, and so are raisin inventories. Watch this brief interview with RBA CEO Kalem Barserian with a crop/raisin price update, and read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine. Enjoy our Ag video news?  Be sure to let our …

Nat DiBuduo Retires

A Lifetime of Dedication to the Grape Industry –By Matthew Malcolm, Assistant Editor (Copyright June 2018 issue of American Vineyard Magazine) After 18 years of dedicated service to the California wine industry through Allied Grape Growers (AGG), Nat DiBuduo recently announced his retirement as President and CEO of AGG, effective June 29th. Vice-President of AGG, Jeff Bitter will officially take …

California Grape Growers Award Scholarships

Fresno, CA – California’s table grape growers recently awarded scholarships to eight students in grape-growing regions of the state. All recipients will be attending California universities or colleges. Five field worker scholarships were awarded in 2018: two $3,500 two-year scholarships to community colleges, and three $20,000 four-year field worker scholarships. Three $20,000 four-year agricultural scholarships were also awarded in 2018. …

New Proposal for Immigration Reform Backed by Champion Boxers & Farmers

Immigration reform seems to be an ongoing issue our legislature cannot seem to resolve on their own.  That is why farmers have allied with champion boxers and other world-renown athletes in presenting a new solution known as EARNED.  Watch this interview with Nisei Farmers League President Manuel Cunha who briefly explains the program and how it will benefit undocumented farm …

The Work of the American Society of Enology & Viticulture

The American Society of Enology & Viticulture (ASEV) is excited to present their 69th Annual Conference this coming June in Monterey for growers, vintners, researchers and industry representatives.  Watch this brief interview with ASEV President James Harbertson who shared what ASEV brings to the industry throughout the year.  Read more in American Vineyard Magazine. Enjoy our Ag video news?  Be …

2018 CA Wine Grape Crop & Market Update with Nat DiBuduo

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! The 2018 California wine grape crop is well underway, and Nat DiBuduo, President of Allied Grape Growers, is predicting an average +4 million ton harvest this year.  Watch this brief video with Nat as he explains more about the progress of the 2018 crop, as well as the current wine market trends the industry …

CAWG Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student Scholarships

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to nine students. The scholarships are awarded annually to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California wine grape grower. “We are excited about the amazing students we honored with scholarships this year,” said Steve Heringer, chair of the CAWG Foundation board of directors. …

American Vineyard Foundation Funds $1.4 MM for Wine & Grape Research

The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) is pleased to announce new funding for twenty-four projects addressing critical viticulture and enology research needs.   The AVF relies on voluntary contributions to support ongoing projects and to provide funding for new high priority projects.  “Thanks to the generosity of nearly one-thousand grower and vintner members, the AVF continues to drive research solutions to the …

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. …

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