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Actual Impact of the North Coast Wildfires Revealed in Wine Study

Over the last several months, there has been a lot of news coverage on the wildfires that devastated many parts of the state; however, the actual impact of the wildfires on the North Coast Wine Industry has been exaggerated in some of these reports. That is why Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute conducted a study to get some statistical …

Immigration & Ag Labor Update from CAWG

It’s going to be another tough year for growers when it comes to finding sufficient labor to take care of the 2018 crop. Watch this brief interview with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers who provided an update on the current legislative status of the labor and immigration situation.  Miiller helps growers understand the current dynamics taking …

CA Compliance Bucket Inventory Checklist for Growers

CA Compliance Bucket Inventory Checklist for Growers

With ongoing changes in California pesticide laws and regulations, growers should be prepared with the right tools and resources, especially if County Ag inspector pays you a surprise farm visit.  That is why Amanda Zito and Alya Wakeman-Hill from the Fresno County Department of Agriculture provided growers with a bucket inventory checklist regarding pesticide applications at a Sun-Maid Growers meeting …

CA Groundwater Legislative Update from CAWG

California State Legislature never ceases to keep growers on their toes with new proposals, laws & regulations coming down the pipeline — many of which are detrimental to our agricultural industry, but with all the confusion of the evolving legislation pending in Sacramento with regards to groundwater management, it’s great to have organizations like the California Association of Winegrape Growers …

Wine Industry Reflects on Emerging Issues, Trends, and Recent Fires Shaping Future, at Unified Symposium

Sacramento, Calif., (January 29, 2018) – Every facet of the wine industry, from research and science to trends and markets, was examined, discussed and debated at the 24th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (Unified), which wrapped up here today. The largest wine show of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, the Unified drew thousands of industry professionals from all over the …

State of the North Coast Wine Industry with the Ciatti Co

State of the North Coast Wine Industry with the Ciatti Co

At the American Vineyard’s Sonoma Grape Expo, growers enjoyed a great lineup of industry seminars, including the State of the North Wine Industry presentation given by the Ciatti Company and Allied Grape Growers. Watch this interview with Todd Azevedo for the main points of his presentation regarding the current economic health of the North Coast wine grape industry, and read …

Positive Economic Trends Reflect well on CA Coastal Wine Industry

Despite the damaging fires of 2017, the California Wine Market continues to boom and benefit from positive economic trends, according to Jeff Bitter’s State of the Wine Grape Industry Report at the Sonoma Grape Expo. Watch this interview with Allied Grape Growers and read the full report in the January issue of American Vineyard Magazine.

27th Annual Dollars & $ense Seminar and Trade Show “Sonoma County Strong and Sustainable” January 11, 2018

Santa Rosa, Calif., (December 21, 2017) – As the calendar turns to 2018, Sonoma County Winegrowers (SCW) are one year closer to achieving its goal of becoming the nation’s first 100% sustainable winegrowing region in 2019.  On Thursday, January 11, the winegrowing community will gather for the 27th annual Dollars and $ense Seminar and Trade Show with this year’s theme “Sonoma …

Bringing Space Technology to Water Needs in California Vineyards

Beltsville, Maryland, (December 18, 2017) – ARS scientists are saving water in California’s vineyards by using satellite data and computer models to better manage water resources. Bill Kustas and Martha Anderson are fine-tuning computer models at the ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, to help vineyard managers determine how much water to apply and when to apply it. The models tap into …

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