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Compost Tax Credit Bill for California Farmers Progresses Through Legislature

California growers investing in compost to boost soil fertility on the farm may soon reap additional benefits in the form of a tax credit. Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) joined Matthew Malcolm on California Ag Network to share how this promising CAWG-sponsored bill is currently making its way through legislature. Watch this brief video to learn …

CAWG Pushes Legislation to Streamline Ag Employee Housing

California ranks last in both housing affordability and availability, compared to the rest of the United States. This is having a major impact on California farm workers who are having to commute long distances to get to work or are otherwise struggling to get by. Watch this brief interview with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers as they …

New California Fresh Fruit Association President Highlights Priorities

Watch this brief video at the 88th annual conference of the California Fresh Fruit Association featuring the organization’s new President, Daniel Hartwig. Learn about Hartwig and the priorities of the organization moving forward to protect the interests of California table grape, tree fruit and berry growers.

Wine Grape Planting Trends & the Removal Need for Market Correction

Growers are not overplanting wine grape acreage in California, but they have fallen fall behind in removing old, underperforming vineyards and less desirable varieties. This is what Allied Grape Growers President Jeff Bitter shared at the 2024 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium upon release of their annual grapevine nursery survey report. Watch this brief interview as Jeff shares with American …

Raisin Bargaining Association Relocates & Reports Priorities Moving Forward

The Raisin Bargaining Association (RBA) recently held their 58th annual meeting, reporting on the successes and challenges of previous season and their outlook for 2024. American Vineyard Editor Matthew Malcolm met with RBA Chairman Charles Salmon to discuss this as well as the motive behind relocating their headquarters from downtown Fresno to their receiving station. Watch this brief interview and …

Sun-Maid Growers Evolve to Meet Consumers Where They are Today

At the annual meeting of Sun-Maid Growers of California in downtown Fresno, grower members gathered for a nice brunch while listening to the cooperative’s leadership on the current performance of the iconic brand and how California raisins can continue to command a premium market share around the world.  Watch this video with Sun-Maid President Steve Loftus, and read more in …

Global Bulk Wine Market Challenges to Navigate

Watch this brief interview with Turrentine Brokerage bulk wine broker Marc Cuneo following his State of the Industry report at Malcolm Media’s Tree & Vine Expo on what’s going on in the bulk wine market and the challenges that lay ahead. Read the State of the California grape industry reports in the January and upcoming issues of American Vineyard Magazine.

Waning Demand Concerning Future of the Wine Industry

At Malcolm Media’s recent Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo, Allied Grape Growers’ Jeff Bitter delivered a State of the Wine & Grape Concentrate Industry report, that left attendees concerned about the near future of the wine industry. Predicting an imminent market correction that will impact most in the industry, watch his interview and read more about it in American …

Turrentine Brokerage Reflects on Challenging 2023 Vintage (CA Northern Interior)

Like many other vineyards in the state, Lodi and the the Northern Interior of California were severely impacted by mildew pressure in 2023. This contributed to significant crop losses, lowering the overall wine grape crush. Watch this brief interview with Mike Needham from Turrentine Brokerage following his State of the Industry report at Malcolm Media’s Tree & Vine Expo.

New Technology to Quickly Assess Nitrogen Status of Grapevines

Want to speed up the grapevine nitrogen sampling and testing process in your vineyard?  Watch this brief interview featuring Alireza Pourreza, an Associate Professor at UC Davis, who shares that it can now be done effectively using remote sensing from above the vineyard. Read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor the U.S Department of Agriculture for …

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