Grapes

Texas vintners blend Mediterranean grapes and great harvest

To see the future of Texas wine, you'll need a passport and maybe some sunscreen because it's all in the Mediterranean. The Dallas Morning NewsTo read more, click here. more »

Specialty crop grants

In October, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded 28 grants, worth more than $46 million total, to projects studying problems in specialty crop agriculture.“The specialty crop industry plays an enormously important part... more »

SWD found in Michigan

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), a pest of Asian origin that is already established in many of the main fruit-producing regions of the United States, has been found in Michigan, according to Michigan State University.SWD... more »

Feds, states pouring money into private wineries

Dick Seibert has lost money every year since he opened Knob Hall Winery in rural Maryland in 2006. San Francisco ChronicleTo read more, click here. more »

Talkin’ Shop: Harvest

In this issue of Talkin' Shop we asked readers: What’s your harvest been like this year? This year was light to average for crop yield. Price was good – same as last year. No real... more »

10 great places for local wines

While Napa Valley gets the most attention, winemakers are busier than ever around the nation, says blogger Jeff Siegel, who founded DrinkLocalWine.com with Dave McIntyre, wine critic for The Washington Post. USA TodayTo read more,... more »

Mexico puts tariff on apples, other goods

The Mexican government has imposed tariffs on more imported U.S. goods, including fresh and dried apples and other produce items. The 20-percent tariffs are part of Mexico’s retaliation for the United States’ refusal to open... more »

Mexico puts tariffs on apples again

By Matt Milkovich, Managing EditorThe Mexican government has imposed tariffs on more imported U.S. goods, including fresh and dried apples and other produce items.The 20-percent tariffs are part of Mexico’s retaliation for the United States’... more »


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