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When Farm Labor gets too Tight, Consider H2A Guestworker Program

When Farm Labor gets too Tight, Consider H2A Guestworker Program

As labor grows tighter, growers are mechanizing their operations as much as possible; however, the need for a solid seasonal labor force is not going away anytime soon. Although not an easy one to utilize, the H2A Ag guestworker program is what more and more growers and farm labor contractors are using to meet their labor needs. Watch this brief …

2017 CA Winegrape Crop Update with Allied Grape Growers

2017 CA Winegrape Crop Update with Allied Grape Growers

[wpdevart_youtube]XGaF412QqFk[/wpdevart_youtube] Other than the extreme heat beating down on grapes without sufficient canopy cover, the wine grape crop in California is progressing quite well. Watch California Ag Network’s interview with Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers as he provides an update on the 2017 wine grape crop and the direction that current wine marketing trends are headed. Read more about …

Raisin Bargaining Association May Industry Update

[wpdevart_youtube]SzKXXtMtUDQ[/wpdevart_youtube] Bunch counts are in, temperatures are rising and growers are working to keep their vines clean of pests and diseases. Meanwhile at the Raisin Bargaining Association, here is Kalem Barserian with an update on raisin shipments, acreage trends, and their efforts to support the industry after hitting rock bottom pricing for last year’s crop. Watch this brief video and …

50th Anniversary Meeting Raisin Bargaining Association Update

[wpdevart_youtube]tS7TeggHg7U[/wpdevart_youtube] The Raisin Bargaining Association (RBA) has been proudly serving raisin growers for 50 years now. As in any crop industry, the raisin industry has had its ups and downs, and last year was not an easy one; but the RBA remains dedicated to helping raisin growers get the best possible price for their crop. Watch this interview with RBA …

Sonoma Winegrowers Well in Route to 100% Sustainability

[wpdevart_youtube]j3nNBuaPxeQ[/wpdevart_youtube] At a press conference during Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers gave a progress report on their commitment to achieve 100% sustainability, as well as recent consumer trends and their willingness to pay more for sustainable wines. Watch Karissa’s brief interview with California Ag Network and read more in American Vineyard Magazine.

New CAWG Director of Gov’t Relations Addresses Grape Industry Challenges

[wpdevart_youtube]PkxdGBdVeWc[/wpdevart_youtube] The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) recently announced Michael Miiller as their new Director of Government Relations. Michael has many years of experience working with legislature and he has already hit the ground running advocating on behalf of growers in his new position, especially with the CAWG day at Capitol Hill coming up on March 15. Watch this …

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