Michigan wine wins world riesling competition

A Michigan wine – Black Star Farms’ 2017 Arcturos Dry Riesling – was recently named “Best Wine of the 2018 Challenge” at the 19th Annual Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) held in Australia. This is only... more »

Requirements changed for fresh blueberries imported from Chile

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the entry requirements for the importation of fresh blueberry fruit (Vaccinium spp.) from Chile into the United States. Chile has divided Region VIII... more »

Rutgers joins growers to promote New Jersey wineries

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is helping New Jersey farmers thrive by revealing the uniqueness of their wines through science. Rutgers faculty and staff collaborated with local farmers who were interested in highlighting their farm wineries as... more »

UC Davis and the wine industry cultivate a fruitful relationship

South of Merced, under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collaboration with UC Davis Cooperative Extension, Roduner Ranch vineyard... more »

Fifth-generation Miller Family Wines has new moniker

In conjunction with Thornhill Companies’ 50th anniversary, the Miller Family, who have been farming California’s Central Coast for five generations, announce the creation of the Miller Family Wine Co.. With regional roots dating back over... more »

USDA resources help fruit farm stay in family hands

Nestled in the hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania lies a fifth-generation family farm, Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. Purchased in 1900 by the patriarch, W.W. Boyer, Boyer Nurseries & Orchards has grown in both business ventures... more »

Wine center in Michigan named for benefactors

Lake Michigan College’s future wine and viticulture building will be named for longtime LMC supporters Mike and Lisa Welch, the college announced Oct. 5 The teaching winery is under construction on LMC’s Benton Township campus... more »

Washington State Grape Society seeks award nominees

Each year the Washington State Grape Society is honored to recognize an outstanding grower by awarding them with the Lloyd H. Porter Grower of the Year Award. This award recognizes grape growers who have succeeded... more »

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