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Pesticides, Air Quality and Upcoming Statewide Notification System Explained

California has allocated $10 million to begin the development of a statewide system the provides information to the public about pesticides used around them. DPR is working in partnership with several agricultural commissioners on local pilot projects as part of the development of the system this year. Watch this brief interview with Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner Ruben Arroyo as he …

State of the Wine Industry, Lodi/Interior with Mike Needham

There’s been a lot of activity in the wine market over the past several months as the industry heads into 2022 with tighter inventories. Watch this brief interview with Mike Needham as he shares some insights of what he’s been seeing in California’s interior wine grape regions based on his recent presentation at Malcolm Media’s Tree & Vine Expo.   …

SJV Air Pollution Control District Addresses Phase Out of Ag Burning

Agricultural burning as we know it is currently in the process of being phased out.  So what’s the timeline, what alternatives are out there and what incentive programs are available for the industry to make this big transition? These topics were addressed at Malcolm Media’s recent Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo. Watch this interview with Crystal Yunker from the …

Why Sonoma County Needs a Wine Grape Pest Control District

“Napa County has a Wine Grape Pest Control District, why not other critical wine growing regions in the North Coast?” This was a topic of discussion at the recent Sonoma Grape Expo.  Vineyards are constantly threatened by invasive pests and diseases, and Jason Saling (local grower, President of the Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group, and Chair pro Tem on the …

Successful North Coast Grape Harvest Spurs Growth & Investment

Despite numerous challenges for the wine industry these past few years, Allied Grape Growers was pleased to report all of their North Coast fruit safely harvested and delivered this season. Watch this video with North Coast representative Chad Clark as he also discusses new growth and investment in the region. Read more about it in the coming issue of American …

State of the California Raisin Industry with Sun-Maid

The last few years have been quite challenging for California raisin growers.  Grower returns have been lower despite increasing input costs, but the tide appears to be changing to their favor as shared at Malcolm Media’s recent Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo. Watch this brief interview with Sun-Maid Growers’ CEO Harry Overly as he explains, and read more about …

California Wine Market Shapes up with Successful 2021 Harvest

After some challenging years fraught with wildfires, pandemic and inventory issues, 2021 appears to be wrapping up on a positive note for the California wine industry as shared at Malcolm Media’s Sonoma Grape Expo.  Watch this brief interview with Marc Cuneo from Turrentine Brokerage as he explains, and read more about it in the coming issue of American Vineyard Magazine. …

Preharvest Conversations Growers & Wineries Need to Have Regarding Smoke Taint

“Uncertainty” seemed to be the theme of 2020 for all, and it was no different for the wine industry.  Unfortunately, this uncertainty continues this year for wine grape growers as they gear up for harvest amidst another threatening wildfire season.  With severe drought plaguing the American West, it’s not a question of if, but when more wildfires will occur and …

2021 California Grape Harvest & Market Update

Wine grape harvest has begun in the Central Valley of California. After considerable challenges in both production and the wine grape market last year, how are things looking now and what can we expect for the 2021 vintage? Watch this brief interview with Jeff Bitter, President of Allied Grape Growers, as he shares his insights and read more about it …

Preparing to Harvest Raisins Under Smoky Skies: What Growers Need to Know

Most agricultural news coverage of the wildfire impact last year focused on the wine grape industry.  Though raisins don’t share the same concern for smoke taint as wine grapes, the lack of radiant sunlight due to smoky overcast skies had a significant effect on the sugar accumulation and natural drying process for much of Central Valley raisin crop last year. …

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