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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 …

Celebrate Central Valley Grapes, Raisins & Wines at the Whole Vine Festival

The inaugural Whole Vine Festival is coming to Fresno State University Oct. 21-22, 2023. Grape growers and consumers alike are invited to gather to celebrate the best of the San Joaquin Valley.  Watch this brief interview with Whole Vine Festival President Vickie Goudreau as she shares more details.  American Vineyard Magazine is proud to be among the Founding Sponsors and …

Record Government Purchase of California Raisins Announced

With California raisin harvest underway, growers are confident that more of their raisins will have a home domestically due to record USDA purchases of their raisins announced recently.  Watch this brief interview with Raisin Bargaining Association representatives Charles Salmon and Dwayne Cardoza for more details on the government buys and the status of price negotiations for the 2023 raisin crop. …

California Table Grape Growers Report Significant Loss Due to Summer Storm

While California farmers generally appreciate a good rain, there are certain times of the year when even a little rain can have a devastating effect on certain crops.  Hurricane Hilary brought a very untimely summer storm that has impacted up to 40% of California’s entire table grape crop.  With the bulk of the nation’s table grape supply grown in California, …

Rootstock Performance on Young and Mature Autumn King Grapevines

If you missed Grape Day at the Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center this year, be sure to watch this brief interview featuring Ashraf El Kereamy and Tian Tian from the UC Cooperative Extension, who reported their recent trial observations on the performance of both young and mature Autumn King table grapes on various rootstocks and read more about grape …

Jackson Family Wines Invests in Climate-Friendly Varietals

As California wine grape growers work to adapt to ever-changing environmental pressures, watch this brief interview with Gillian Handelman from Jackson Family Wines relating their recent experience incorporating less common, climate friendly wines into their portfolio. Read more about growing “climate friendly wines” in the coming issue of American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Thunder Creek Equipment for their industry …

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