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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 …

PD/GWSS Board Designates Spotted Lanternfly as a Pest of Winegrapes

The Pierce’s Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter (PD/GWSS) Board officially added the spotted laternfly (SLF) to its list of designated pests and diseases, making it eligible for research and outreach funding.   “The best quarantine efforts happen at the points of origin. By showing that this is a pest we don’t want in California, we have a better chance of getting cooperation and action to …

World’s Best Vineyards to be Announced in Sonoma Wine Country this Summer

First 100% sustainability, now host of the World’s Best Vineyards — Sonoma County Winegrowers is on a roll and proud to be the World’s next host of the announcement of the top 50 vineyards across the globe.  Watch this brief interview with Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers for more details, and read more about it in American Vineyard …

California Ups the Ante on Sustainable Vineyard & Wine Production

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) released its third annual CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE Report, highlighting the growing number of California wineries and vineyards that are Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE). California remains the global leader in sustainable winegrowing practices, with one of the most widely adopted sustainable winegrowing programs in the world in terms of both winegrape acreage …

California Agricultural Employers, Workers Approach Smoke Concerns Differently

In 2018, California wildfires burned more than 1.8 million acres and caused smoke to drift hundreds of miles. As the frequency and intensity of wildfires increases with climate change, California agricultural workers are at greater risk of smoke exposure as they often have no option but to work outdoors. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that …

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 Walnut Board Goes Worldwide with New Marketing Campaign

Happy Valentine’s Day from Pacific Nut Producer Magazine and the California Walnut Board. In the midst of American Heart Month, the California Walnut Board has launched an exciting new worldwide marketing campaign. Watch this brief interview with Jennifer Olmstead to see how you can get involved to promote heart-healthy walnuts, and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. …

What to Expect at American Pistachio Growers’ Upcoming Annual Conference

American Pistachio Growers Annual Conference is returning to Monterey on March 2-4th, where growers can expect some exciting new things this year.  Watch this brief video with the Executive Director of American Pistachio Growers Richard Matoian for more details.  Pacific Nut Producer Magazine is a proud sponsor of this annual event, so be sure to see us there!     …

Dairy Girl Network to Host Two Events in CA Early 2020

The Dairy Girl Network (DGN), an organization supporting all women in dairy by enhancing lives and creating opportunities, announces two events taking place in California in January and February 2020.DGN will be hosting a new event in California during the California Holstein Association’s state convention. The DGN Sharing Wisdom and Connect event will be held at The Penny in San …

First California Farm Awarded Top Animal Welfare, Grassfed & Non-GMO Certifications

The flock of sheep at Tablas Creek Vineyard are now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW), Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW, demonstrating transparency and sustainability. Tablas Creek Vineyard is the first farming business in California to achieve all three certifications for their sheep.   One of a portfolio of leading farm certifications offered …

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